Transition Buxton announces new sustainability events including return of Repair Café for household items

Environmental campaign group Transition Buxton is gearing up for the return of its handy Repair Café event this month and has announced a slew of other dates for anyone interested in sustainability.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 3:28 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th May 2021, 11:32 pm

The café, which invites people to bring along broken household items for volunteers to fix, will be setting up shop at Buxton Methodist Church, on Saturday, May 22, 10am to 2pm.

A spokesman for the group said: “The volunteer repairers have a Covid safe event plan and look forward to seeing you. The team will have a go at most things, including small appliances, tools, electronic items, wooden things, toys, and jewellery.

“No clothing or textiles whilst Covid restrictions remain in place, and we are not able to sharpen blades or do welding. No fees, we just ask you to donate what you think is fair and you can afford to help cover our costs.”

Volunteers at the Repair Café are able to fix all manner of household items from clothes to toys, and tools to electricals.

Following its return, the café is scheduled to take place every fourth Saturday of the month except in July and December. Anyone unsure about bringing an item along can email [email protected]

Transition Buxton is also hosting a free, online mini-seminar Thursday, May 13, looking at how to retrofit the town’s housing stock to improve energy efficiency.

Member Charles Huff will be talking about work he has done on his own home, and answering questions alongside experienced tradesman Steve Taylor.

The session will take place via Zoom, 7.30-8.30pm. For login details, register at

On Saturday, June 5, the group will be running a plant stall on Buxton market and is encouraging people to bring along extra plants and seedlings to sell or swap with others.

Finally, on Thursday, June 10, 7.30-8.30pm, there will be a discussion to accompany an online screening of the acclaimed documentary Kiss the Ground, which explores how traditional approaches to agriculture could be revived to address challenges such as the climate crisis.

Register to take part at and you will receive a link to watch the film whenever is convenient, prior to taking part in the meeting.

All events are open to the general public. To learn more about the group’s work, go to

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