A community group is rallying for technicians and repair people as they look to open a ‘Repair Shop’ type facility.

Bacup Now have launched their appeal for people who can fix intricate items such as watches and cabinets so they can start a community repair shop while also teaching people how to fix items like these themselves.

Chair of the Bacup now community group, Barry Hyde said: “One of the members of the group came up with the idea to have something similar to the show.

“Its not just about having people to repair things but give people some skills to be able to do their own repairs.

“We are just trying to judge if there are skills out there in Rossendale that are willing to give up their time.”

The idea was inspired by the BBC One show which arrived on our screens in 2017.

The show sees experts repair intricate and meaningful items for family members, with Barry hoping that the Bacup community will respond the same to their plans.

Barry added: “I hope the community will see they have items they have had in the family that need repair.

“Maybe they have some furniture items that are no good as they stand but if they can get some sort of idea as to how to upcycle those items into modern things.

“I am a big supporter of recycling things and I think anything that is redundant of use now – there’s always that opportunity with the right skill set to turn that into something useful.”

The community group are asking people who have the skill sets and are interested in the project to email bacupnow@hotmail.com