A repair café is set to open its doors this month in Crowthorne.

With the help of local volunteers, the hub based in Crowthorne Baptist Church is hoping that those household items that would otherwise be thrown out can be fixed instead.

The force behind the café comes from CROW (Crowthorne Reduce Our Waste).

Georgie Morris, Chair of CROW, said: “We’ve made great strides in cutting back plastic in Crowthorne, and the Repair Café fits very nicely with our environmental credentials.

“We’re sure it’s going to be of great benefit to local people, particularly with current economic issues and the ever-growing concerns about all that goes into landfill, so much of it unnecessarily.”

This is a 20-year movement that uses community-based events to tap into the well of people who love fixing things to reduce carbon footprint and save money at the same time.

The repair café also includes mending clothes, small furniture and upholstery and knives that need sharpening.

The opening of Berkshire’s latest Repair Café is happening at 10.15am on February 25 and will be performed by MP James Sunderland.

Crowthorne's café venue is scheduled to take place on the last Saturday of every month at the Baptist Church from 10.30am to 12.30pm.