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Webinar: How to Set Up a Community Repair Project - Shared screen with speaker view
Kate Jackson
30:52
Jo - why do you think the clothes repair didn’t work?
Judith Pope: Share Bristol
36:29
Would love to know what kind of PAT tester you go for when buying :-)
Marta Lomza
39:50
that's an amazing marquee!
Marta Lomza
40:02
was that yours or did you borrow it? :)
Isobel Shorrock
41:28
interested in PAT testing. I only managed to find expensive courses
Angela Wilson West Oxon
41:28
A local question - Which group/organisation would be good to link up with in West Oxon to get insurance?
jon richards
41:30
Hi Phoebe, with insurance, public liability is normally around £90 - 100 a year. what extras did you add to yours?
Marta Lomza
41:45
Jo & Phoebe - did you start with securing the venue first or did you get volunteers first, venue second?
Colin Cozmonaught
42:58
smart pat
Colin Cozmonaught
43:41
how much for calibration?
Tamsin Smith
43:48
So interesting. I have another call but thank you Jo, Phoebe and Anais! Hopefully we’ll be starting up in Wolvercote soon!
Isobel Shorrock
44:12
based in aderbyshire
Colin Cozmonaught
44:28
City and Guilds Electrical Equipment Maintenance and Testing 2377
Helen Mayo
44:32
are we covered for insurance under CAG Oxfordshire?
Colin Cozmonaught
45:22
https://www.pat-testing-training.net/
Richard Torpey
45:33
I am in Aylesbury, Bucks. Do you know of any group(s) doing this over here?
Phoebe Brown
45:36
Just double checked and the PAT test model we use is Parker Bell/Seaward PAC500 model
jon richards
45:45
next question. re PAT testing what is the legal standpoint regarding the tester?
Colin Cozmonaught
46:39
https://www.kewtechcorp.com/products/pat-testing/smartpat
Juergens, Monika D.
46:55
Anais, can you tell us more about how to get insurance through CAG Oxfordshire or whatever is the best route.
Colin Cozmonaught
47:22
£60 is about right
D Seymour
47:47
Are you able to cover your costs with donations, or do you have grants from the council?
Samantha Bradley
48:26
Are there any groups in the meeting that are looking for insurance that would like to look at getting a group policy?
Dermot Dobson
50:29
Local councillors do have a small discretionary fund that might be useful.
Judith Pope: Share Bristol
51:29
How much time does it take to run say a monthly repair cafe? It's not just the session itself. What's the unseen time?
James (The Restart Project)
51:44
Richard, I believe there’s an active repair café in Aston Clinton: https://www.facebook.com/acrepaircafe
Juergens, Monika D.
53:49
Yes Samantha. I'm involved with Repair Café Cholsey and Wallingford and we really ought to sort out insurance.
Caren AshtonPenketh
54:28
Great session thank you. I helped to set one up in Cottenham Cambridge many moons back, but I have someone in Botley who wants to set one up and I'll help him do it!
Juergens, Monika D.
54:45
Sorry meant to say Cholsey and Wallingford are two different Repair Cafes and both need to sort out their insurance.
sam
54:56
anyone run a repair cafe with a generator to produce electricity?
Caren AshtonPenketh
55:06
DO we have to use https://www.repaircafe.org/en/
Marta Lomza
55:11
Great Caren! we're planning to start one in Wolvercote too. All of Oxford will get repairing! :)
jon richards
55:20
Jo, jill & phoebe, how did you go about getting spares and consumables from local business'? also have you set up as a charitable entity or a limited company (just thinking inland revenue)
Samantha Bradley
55:44
Maybe Anais can coordinate a group insurance for us if we let her know we are interested.
Marta Lomza
55:53
Sam, was just wondering about that too. I imagine it would be very loud and smelly though!
Colin Cozmonaught
56:14
The last group insurance gave us NO Cover for many years
Jill
01:00:34
Plus general runners, tea and coffee makers, clearer-uppers, ...!
Colin Cozmonaught
01:01:59
could use a big static inverter for tent events
Marta Lomza
01:02:34
wouldn't you need a huge battery for that though Colin
Henry
01:02:42
Can anyone suggest other companies in the UK taking donations of items to repair for good causes, like Solidaritech and Borrow Don't Buy? Thank you
Caren AshtonPenketh
01:03:14
We have to leave, thank you so much and we will be in touch soon I'm sure!
James (The Restart Project)
01:03:30
Henry, we’re maintaining a list of community reuse projects focused on that here: https://therestartproject.org/where-to-donate-your-computer/
Henry
01:03:57
Thank you very much James
D Seymour
01:04:00
Do the cafes tend to be on week days or weekends? Have you noticed a more successful time?
Juergens, Monika D.
01:04:13
Where do you store all those spares?
Judith Pope: Share Bristol
01:04:46
Sounds like Oxfordshire is a great place to be!!
sam
01:05:04
it is!!
Jill
01:05:27
another essential is a good first aid kit and first aider available. We have bought a specialist first aid kit for burns (just in case!)
jon richards
01:05:56
sorry mic not working
Barclay
01:08:31
Repair Cafes are a fantastic community event and very satisfying if an item is repaired or you learn how to repair it. However what are your thoughts on people who don't have the time, inclination or motivation for repair or are unsure what can be repaired?
Jo - Sustainable Wantage
01:08:51
I can share the instructions we give our laptop rescuers if useful?
Jill
01:09:10
we do Sat 2-5pm for real events - works really well for families; but did 7.30-8.30pm for online
Colin Cozmonaught
01:11:00
https://www.mcclarroninsurance.com/ andrea.thompson@mcclarroninsurance.com
Angela Wilson West Oxon
01:12:14
I’m a GP and wonder if local GP surgeries would be good place to advertise the cars. You could perhaps link up to ‘social prescribers’ too.
Juergens, Monika D.
01:12:21
Yes, always household electricals - mixers mainly
Angela Wilson West Oxon
01:12:24
Sorry advertise the cafe…
Jill
01:12:53
electrical, bikes, clothes, children's toys
Colin Cozmonaught
01:12:59
hovers, watches, dvd players and radios mostly
D Seymour
01:13:48
Brilliant presentation! Another use for Cuxham Village Hall :)
Catherine Ryan
01:13:52
do the electrical repairers need any sort of qualification?
Angela Wilson West Oxon
01:14:53
We still have lots of people visiting us in GPland! Thanks everyone - I think these cafes are a great community resource.
Anais - CAG Oxfordshire
01:15:02
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdv8bEs0417c8MjEEI9R_Gug5TYjnsyz9LwEyzg4AKeiHzurA/viewform
Barclay
01:15:43
Thank you, all very helpful.
D Seymour
01:16:02
Do you know when this recording will be ready and how it will be circulated?
Heather
01:17:39
Really interesting. Thanks
Amanda Rodgers: Sustainable Steeple
01:17:41
thank you everyone - that was really useful. Much appreciated
Samantha Bradley
01:17:46
Thank you, very informative.
Marta Lomza
01:17:46
Thanks Phoebe, Jo and Anaïs! Great to hear all this, very energising!
James (The Restart Project)
01:17:53
Thanks Anaïs, Phoebe and Jo!
Jill
01:17:56
Thank you, excellent!