I know this is not strictly to do with Hampstead Heath but it is such a great idea and is only five minutes from the heath that I thought I could squeeze it in.
The happy coincidence of the very admirable drive to roll back our single use, throw away culture with the runaway success of the BBC’s Repair Shop is encouraging a burst of ‘repairing’ and ‘repurposing’ across the country. And in our neck of the woods, we now have the Fixing Factory in Queen’s Crescent – opened last summer by no less a person than the Mayor of Camden.
Their aim is both to fix stuff for you that you might otherwise throw away (thereby slashing carbon emissions) – and to teach you, or anyone who would like to learn, how to fix things for themselves. With a particualr emphasis on fixing all those myriad electronic devices.
Then first training session (partially staffed by volunteer repairers) seems to have been a great success and well attended – more hopefully to come. Meanwhile the factory is open from 11am – 2pm every Thursday alongside the market at 179 Queen Crescent.
For more information check in to their site.
I was, btw, alerted to this by a piece in a mailing from POSSIBLE – ‘striving for a zero carbon society, built by and for the people of the UK, soon.’