RE:MAKE Newport and Repair Cafe Wales

The Welsh government is investing in creating more repair and reuse capability. Re:Make Newport is Wales’ first permanent community repair and reuse space. Located on Skinner Street in Newport’s city centre.  Like Share & Repair in Bath, it helps overcome the problems of community repair only taking place about once per month in any given location.

Re:Make provides repair, repair events, training and a library of things.  They offer repair services several days a week and the opportunity to live items for more difficult repairs.

The RE:MAKE initiative is part of a wider project being run by Repair Café Wales. RE:MAKE in Newport is locally managed by Philip and the wider project to build several repair and share centres in Wales is being managed by Francesca Williams.

The volunteer led community space committed to bringing you free repairs and low cost loans of household items.  They hold repair sessions 10am-1pm every day Tuesday – Saturday. 

Like most community repair initiatives, Re:Make relies on volunteers, to help organise events, carry out repairs and train others. Stan repairs electrical and electronics goods. Lucy  repairs clothing and handicraft items.   As well as repair they often provide training or advice to people to help them repair their own things.

Re:Make also runs a library of things.  Their ‘Benthyg’ library of things is open all day until 4pm and is filled with new and donated items.