Dorchester's second Repair Café saw a number of household appliances, toys and garments brought in for the volunteer repairers to cast their curious and experienced eye over.

Members say that whilst not all items can be repaired on the day, most are and those bringing them in often get some good advice on what to do next.

A donation to the project is sought to help cover costs of location hire, insurance and other running expenses.

Amongst the many items looked at one was a clock handed down between the generations of a local family, previously not working and after the repair, keeping time once more.

The café welcomed Mayor and Mayoress of Dorchester Richard and Carolyn Biggs.

Cllr Biggs said: “It has been great to see what repairs are being undertaken and how many members of the local community have made their way here to find out more. It’s really encouraging to see such a response with items that would normally be discarded. People are rightly very concerned about these sorts of issues, so it’s fantastic to see such an initiative being set up and making a difference. As with all these ideas it relies heavily on volunteer support”.

The café is held at the Community Hall off Culliford Road North. The next event is on Sunday, January 26 between 10am and 12 noon.