Fight for Your Right to Repair!

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Your Right to Repair (click here)

Thank you to everyone who signed our petition to save the Bower from being evicted from our home of more than 20 years.

You helped convince our landlords to let us re-open our doors in December and since then we’ve being going strong.  On legal advice we haven’t been able to say too much while Legal proceedings have continued, but we remain hopeful of a positive outcome achieved through mediation.  I will keep you informed.

Now, the Bower looks to the future! And the future we see is a sustainable one based on a strong circular economy. 

A central element of that circular economy is your right to repair your essential household and personal items – a Right to Repair supported and enforced by government laws and policy.  

Please click here to take our short (2 question) survey on the Right to Repair and to receive regular updates on our Campaign

How many times have you had to throw something away after only a year or two because its just too hard or costly to repair?

You may have heard of ‘built in obsolescence’ – products that have been deliberately designed to be thrown away and replaced by new ones, rather than repaired- we see the results of this travesty on our footpaths during every council clean up.

A number of ideas for enabling your right to repair have been tried overseas – and they’re making a big difference! 

In France, businesses have to state clearly how long spare parts will be available for. In Sweden, in a move designed to encourage businesses to offer more repair services, you can claim the cost of repair as a tax deduction.

There are a number of other measures which help to make it easier, more convenient and cheaper for you to repair regular household and personal items such as whitegoods, clothing, bicycles and much more.

Help kick off our ‘Right to Repair’ campaign  by taking our short two question survey here , and I will keep you up-to-date as we fight for your right to repair!