ONCE againf the Manor House in Dawlish was a hive of quiet activity on Saturday.

One of the town’s regular repair cafes was taking place when residents brought in broken and damaged goods for repair. They could even have a cuppa and a piece of cake while they waited, courtesy of the town Scouts and Cubs.

The fix-it event was organised by Cllr Alison Foden, who said: ‘Thank you very much to all who volunteered their time to make Saturday happen: to Glen Tout from GT Electronics, and Tony Reed from The Cycle Surgeon, for volunteering their professional skills to repair items; to Peter Bilby, for volunteering his skills for general repairs; to Carole Wainwright and to all the young people and leaders from the 1st Dawlish Scouts and Cubs for their help with the refreshments; and last but not least to Geoff King from the Friends of Dawlish Hospital.’ 

Alison is now planning the next repair cafe for the spring next year.She said: ‘This, the eighth I’ve organised, was another successful repair cafe, and raised £70.42 for the Friends of Dawlish Hospital through donations for fixes and refreshments.’