Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, has this week praised the “fantastic” work of Repair Café Bridgend to ensure we reduce waste and come together as a community.
Repair Café Bridgend is part of the wider Repair Café Wales – a Community Interest Company that facilitates pop-up events, offering training and advice to encourage communities that want to work towards a more circular economy, creating a culture of repair and re-use, directly addressing the ever growing emergency of unsustainable growth in landfill and waste.
Since their inception, Repair Cafés have sprung up around the country. They maintain their aim is to facilitate the opening of repair cafes in every town, village, city and suburb in Wales.
The communities involved repair toasters, rebuild coffee tables and repurpose jeans or dresses. They restore confidence, reskill those who want to learn and remind everyone of the importance of communication, cooperation and community spirit.
The next Repair Café will take place:
- Bryncethin Community Centre, Ogmore Terrace, Bryncethin, Bridgend, CF32 9YF
- 18 February, 10am – 12.30pm.
Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, said:
“Repair Café Bridgend is a gem of an organisation in our community. Not only are they there to help you fix that dodgy lamp that’s been sat needing attention for months, they bring people together and help bring friendship to all involved. The next event taking place at the Bryncethin Community Centre on the 18 February is a great opportunity not to be missed.
Times are tough right now and the Repair Café also offers a chance for people to repair instead of replacing items. Tackling the cost of living crisis one repair at a time.
I’ve seen the work of the Repair Café Bridgend team in the past and it’s exceptional. This fantastic organisation deserves so much praise for their work. I hope that everyone who can pop along do.”