Next Hounslow Repair Cafe to take place on 6 July

The next Hounslow Repair Cafe will be held on Wednesday, 6 July, at the Arts Centre in Hounslow, from 6pm to 9pm.

Sponsored by TRAID and West London Waste Authority, it is a free community event where participants will learn how to mend damaged clothes with TRAID and electrical items with the Restart Project. West London Waste Authority will also be hosting an interactive laptop repair demonstration with the Fixing Factory.

For the mending workshop, participants are asked to bring along one or two items of clothing that are in need of repair and they will be taught how to mend them.

All workshops are suitable for people with no previous skills and the organisers provide all materials needed.

The Arts Centre is located on the first floor, Treaty Centre, High St, Hounslow TW3 1ES.

More information available at

Petition on the right to repair electronics

Some electronics companies are making it hard to repair their products that can’t be reused or recycled. A petition has been launched calling on the companies to create an industry-wide agreement that puts the right to repair as a cornerstone of their sustainability policy. To sign the petition, click here.


Friends of Cathja to host restart party on 1 July

Mental-health charity Friends of Cathja will host a restart party this Sunday, 1 July, at its shop on 129-130 High Street, Brentford TW8 8EW. Please bring small items of electrical/electronic equipment that are faulty, or not working properly, and our knowledgeable volunteers will see if they can fix them.  Further information about the Restart Project can be found at .

BRAG’s first Restart Party kicks off at Friends of Cathja

BRAG held its first Restart Party on 25 November. The Friends of Cathja charity shop provided a room for us to use for repairing electric and electronic items. Rishi from the shop, and Jo from the Restart Project were our fixers.  West London Waste lent us some basic equipment, Jo brought his own repair kit and there were some tools available in the shop. Continue reading

Hounslow to host first-ever restart party

Do you have an electrical appliance or electronic device that needs repairing? If so, come to Hounslow’s first-ever restart party on Saturday, March 7, at the Hounslow Library and give your objects a new lease of life.

Restart parties are pop-up community events offering free repair services to participants. They are the brainchild of The Restart Project, a London-based social enterprise that encourages and empowers people to use their electronics longer by sharing repair and maintenance skills. Continue reading