Repair cafe’s fixers give a new lease of life to broken goods

Repair Cafe at Monkey Park Social Enterprise, Chesterfield, pictured is Ed Brooks
Repair Cafe at Monkey Park Social Enterprise, Chesterfield, pictured is Ed Brooks

“We’re not going to change the world and stop all this stuff going to landfill but it’s a demonstration to people that maybe something needs to be done about our throwaway society,” said Margaret Hersee.

She is part of Transition Chesterfield and co-ordinator of its Repair Café where a team of seven fixers mend household appliances, clothing and furniture.