As part of Footpaths we've produced a board game designed to teach us how to estimate the carbon footprint of the foods we eat at the point at which we buy them. We've been using it in meetings and on stalls with both adults and children , and people have been asking if they can borrow it to use at events. So we'd like to make it available to you if you would use it repeatedly and not let it just sit on a shelf somewhere. It costs us £25 to produce a copy, so if you can afford to pay for it that would be great, but if you can't afford this and would use it lots then we'll happily give you a copy.

If you want to reduce your personal carbon footprint in the company of like minded people, and think you'd like to take part in a Footpaths group to do this, then we'd love to hear from you. We try to organise groups close to where participants live, and do this by maintaining a list of interested people and their contact details. Once we seem to have enough people in an area to start a group, we contact everyone on the list to see if they are still interested and what times would work for them and then go from there.

At the moment (2017) groups are coming together in Cheltenham, Central Scotland, North Wales, Tewkesbury, Stroud and SW London (Tooting).

If you want to go on our list of people who want to take part in a group, please fill in this form.

Our next facilitation training will be some time in 2018 so if you want to be trained please tell us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ringing 0116 2899074.

We use facilitation to mean helping a group to work together effectively both in terms of doing the exercises and discussions in the meetings, and more importantly in supporting each other to engage emotionally as well as intellectually with the material and each other.

In Leicester, Leicester Fixers emerged as an umbrella to bring together all individuals and hobbyist interested in repair and learning.

It is a community of amateur and professional repairers and non-repairers that works together to make and mend Leicester's material space!

They currently run Restart parties which are free community events organised by volunteers to inspire people to mend their broken gadgets, buy for longevity and prevent electronics waste.

So if you have a broken vacuum cleaner, a faulty printer or more, Come and learn how to fix your stuff.

The next Leicester restart parties in 2017 are on Saturday 25th March, 6th May, 17th June from 1-4pm at the Leicester Hackspace in the Innovation Centre on Bonners Lane/49 Oxford St, Leicester LE1 5XY.If you want to come and get help mending something:

  • Please arrive during the first two hours
  • Please bring devices charged and their power leads/adapters
  • Please do not expect us to have spare parts or replacement mobile screens. This is not a free repair shop, it’s a pop-up community event!

if you want to come and help:

get in touch with Marie or Divya through the Leicester Fixers facebook page:

or by sending an email to Footpaths.

This closed Facebook group is for people in Leicester who are interested in mending their broken stuff and want to learn from and support others in doing this. It's a place for us to share our experiences of fixing as well as asking practical questions and offering tips for repairing broken items. Through conversations we hope this group will connect individuals and communities in Leicester - repairers, amateurs, professionals and newbies - so we can work together to keep the broken and unloved out of landfills.

If you want to be part of the conversation then search for Leicester mend and fix on Facebook and ask to join.