HANDY volunteers fixed up their act to help rescue dozens of household items from being thrown away.

The pop up ‘repair cafe’ at Common Ground cafe in Little Clarendon Street on Sunday aimed to repair radios, toasters and other electricals to save their owners from having to fork out for a replacement.

Organisers also hoped that repairing the items would help out the planet by cutting down the number of broken things that are chucked away.

Attendees were treated to tea and cake while they watched their things getting fixed.

The event was organised by Share Oxford, a community group who have also set up a so-called ‘library of things’ in the city where residents can borrow tools, equipment and machinery instead of having to buy them anew.

A number of similar ‘repair cafe’ initiatives have been set up in towns across the county with the one in Didcot alone saving hundreds of items.

Email repaircafe@shareoxford.org