All Saints’ church hall was a hive of activity last Saturday when the church hosted the first Repair Fair organised by the recently formed St Albans District Fixers. Some 40 attendees brought all manner of electrical and electronic goods including toasters, lamps, audio equipment, kitchen items and laptops for a skilled band of 8 amateur fixers to work their magic on. Bike repairs and servicing, and clothing and fabric repairs were also undertaken by other volunteers, skilled in their own fields. Meanwhile two members of the All Saints’ Catering Committee plied fixers and those awaiting a fix with teas, coffees and delicious home-made cakes.» Read more
Excitement on social media is already growing about All Saints’ first Repair Fair, to take place on Saturday 19th Feb between 2 and 5pm.
We will be attempting to fix anything electrical that you can carry, from toasters to laptops, toothbrushes to radios, battery operated toys to table lamps, and more besides!
We will also be offering bike servicing and repair, and mending and alterations to clothes and fabrics.
Please book your repair using the button below. This is both to ensure we can fit you in (if at all possible) but also to avoid a Covid risk from overcrowding.
We are not professionals and can offer no guarantees, but will do our best in the time available to fix your item, or to advise you of your best options.» Read more
Unless they’ve been living under a rock, it can hardly have escaped anyone’s notice that the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 is happening in Glascow in November. Locally, Sustainable St Albans is running a series of blog postings entitled “Countdown to COP” to raise awareness of how we can all do our bit to counter perhaps the greatest challenge humankind has ever faced.
Electricals and electronics constitute the fastest growing waste stream, and the carbon footprint of manufacturing replacements for all those gadgets is horrendous. Surely this isn’t good stewardship of this beautiful planet God has entrusted to us.
In the Sustainable St Albans blog this week, Philip Le Riche (All Saints’) shares his passion for fixing things, so avoiding or delaying throwing them away. You can read all about it on the Sustainable St Albans website, and maybe even get inspired to fix one or two things yourself! (Philip also gave an interview on Radio Verulam but unfortunately the link to the recording is no longer available as of Aug ’22.)