Our two Repair Cafes are community spaces with the tools and materials to help you mend things.

One is in Newport at the Reuse Centre on Chepstow Rd (open 9:30 till 12:30 Thursday and Friday).

The in the Pontypool Indoor Market (open 9:30 till 12:30 Wednesday and Thursday).

We are part of the Repair Cafe Wales network

We can usually help with minor repairs to electronic items like toasters, clothes, bikes, children’s toys and furniture.

As a general rule, we can often help with items you can carry in, but not larger items like lawnmowers!

The drop in sessions each week are hosted by a member of staff who has a range of practical skills – but not in everything!

That is why we also need volunteers who are willing to share their expertise with others.

If you have a bit of a knack with fixing things; from sewing clothes to mending bikes, or woodworking to electrical skills – please contact us today!

Email us here … we’d love to hear from you.

Our Values (what we are about)

Waste Reduction

We are here to help household items have a longer life by fixing them rather than throwing them away.

This reduces the volume of raw materials and energy needed to make new products.

It also cuts CO2 emissions by reusing instead of manufacturing new products.

Sharing Skills

We want to promote a repair culture and invite each one of our visitors to sit with a volunteer fixer.

We want to help people who have practical knowledge ensure their valuable skills are passed on.


We are also here to promote social cohesion in the community by connecting local residents from very different backgrounds and with different motives with each other.

Repair Cafes are a great place to meet like minded people and learn or pass on skills to someone you might never have met in day to day life.