THE OSWESTRY and Borders Repair Cafe will be popping back in Oswestry next month.

Volunteers will be offering to repair clothes, bicycles, electricals and other items at the Senior Citizen's Club in Lorne Street on Saturday, July 9 from midday until 3pm.

The repair service is free although donations are welcomed to pay for room hire, insurance and administrative costs.

Janet Tate said she brought her TV to be repaired and Dave Yerbury fixed it.

She added: "We brought our three year old TV in as it had suddenly stopped working.

"An hour later, during which time we had coffee and a good chat with Dave, he fixed it.

"He was brilliant, he explained everything to us. This is such a good idea, run by volunteers, so we put our donation in the box and took our working TV home.

"Thank you to all at the repair cafe."

The Oswestry and Borders Repair Cafe is a collaboration between the environmental group BRACE and Oswestry XR and it runs monthly alternating between Oswestry and Llanfyllin.

The aim of the project is to reduce waste, save money and bring people together to learn how to repair things and enjoy a chat over tea with home made cake.

The Oswestry Border Repair Cafe spokeswoman Alison Alexander it was a really enjoyable social occasion.

She added: "We’re so delighted the repair café is a regular fixture again.

"The volunteers really look forward to seeing each other and the visitors each month to share fixing tips and swap cake recipes.

"It’s a win-win.

"A really enjoyable social occasion and saving money and the planet while you’re there.

"We seem to have more sewing fixperts than repairs at the moment so do check your wardrobes for holey clothes."

A bookings system is still in operation.

To book in your belongings for repair you can email, contact the group via Facebook or call 01691 239344