Woodley Repair Café

New repair café opening in Woodley

Don’t bin it – fix it!

Woodley Repair Café will be launching on Sunday 7 January, at Christ Church on Crockhamwell Road (RG5 3LA). It will be running on the first Sunday of each month, from 2pm to 4pm.

Same as other repair cafés, there will be volunteers standing by to help you fix your broken household items. 

Get involved

If you want to lend a hand with the repairs, or for any other information, please email Carol Jewell, the organiser of Woodley Repair Café, direct. 

You can also stay up-to-date on its Facebook page or website.

Other repair cafés in January

Also this Sunday, the regular repair café at Spencers Wood Village Hall (RG7 1AP) will be on from 10am to 1pm. 

The repair café at Lambs Lane Primary School (RG7 1YG) will continue to be held on the third Sunday of the month, that is, 21 January, from 10am to 1pm. 

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new DIY changes at Re3

Changes to DIY waste at Re3 recycling centres

From 31 December 2023, new regulations will allow residents of Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Boroughs to dispose of small amounts of DIY waste for free at re3 Recycling Centres.

Free allowance

Up to 100 litres of rubble, soil, plasterboard or asbestos OR one bulky sanitary ware item no larger than 2000mm x 750mm x700mm in size (the approximate size of a bathtub).

A free allowance will only apply where the household has deposited ‘DIY waste’ on fewer than 4 occasions in any 4-week period. DIY waste brought in during any additional visits within this period will be chargeable.

Any excess DIY waste brought in during a single visit will be chargeable.


Head to the Re3 website for more information.

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