AFTER the most recent repair café event held in Llanfyllin, group members celebrated reaching a milestone of repairs.

The Oswestry and Borders Repair Café events are organised by Extinction Rebellion Oswestry and BRACE (Building Resistance Against Climate Emergency) Llanfyllin, and take place each month alternating between the two towns.

It allows members of the public to bring faulty products along to be taken care of by the 'fixperts', who try their best to restore the items to their original conditions.

Saturday's event at Llanfyllin Institute saw the volunteers pass the 200 repairs milestone after their sixth café.

BRACE Llanfyllin member Alison Alexander, who helps to organise the events, said she is pleased to see how well it has been received.

"It's been great so far and it's really nice to see that we're getting more people each time in both places," she said.

"The café's very busy and it really does create such a nice atmosphere in here.

"These events seem to be taking off everywhere now and it really is brilliant to see that."

The events were set up initially to encourage people to repair broken or damaged goods as opposed to throwing them away and buying new ones.

However, Alison said the motive for attending the cafés does not have to be climate emergency-related.

She added: "For some of us, the climate emergency was the reason for setting this up and starting it, but for others it might just be that they enjoy fixing things.

"The fixperts we have here have all grown to know each other so well and there's a real community feel about the place.

"The array of skills they have is amazing, and it's great to see how relaxing and therapeutic they find it."

The next event will take place at Oswestry Memorial Hall on Saturday, March 7 between midday and 3pm.