Most community repair groups are based in towns and cities, but repair is just as essential in rural communities. The lower population density and distances create new challenges. But with a combination of good organisation, willing volunteers and support from the local authority, they can provide an essential service to their local community.
One such group is Porlock Vale Repair Cafe, based on the edge of Exmoor in West Somerset, and run repair events in local villages. Their events currently cover Porlock, Allerford and Wooton Courtney villages. Local repair events are also supported and promoted by a county-wide initiative and a blue van called ‘Fixy’.