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.

Since the carbon footprints of different foods is one of the areas people know the least about, Footpaths has produced recipe books and shopping bags with information about this.

If you want to buy any, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

  • We produced shopping bags (on organic fair-trade cotton) with a carbon footprint of various foods pyramid printed on it because Footpaths people said it would be useful to have this info with them when they bought food. They are £3.50 each + £1.00 p+p.
  • We have also produced a series of four (so far) recipe books on recycled paper, where the recipes are arranged from highest to lowest carbon footprint with footprint commentary. The recipes are all comparatively low carbon and are centred around low carbon seasonal vegetables which some of us struggle to use. They are £3.50 each or £12 for a set of 4 plus £1.00p+p. So far we have:
    • Celebrating celeriac
    • Brilliant beetroot
    • The courgettes are great recipe book
    • Scrumptious Spinach