What a repair cafe?
We throw away vast amounts of ‘stuff’. Often household items may have almost nothing wrong with them, and they could get a new lease of life after a simple repair. However, it may seem easier to throw something away as knowing how to make repairs is a skill that has been lost by many people.
Repair Cafés aim to bring the local community together in a free meeting place, to share skills, understanding and valuable practical knowledge.
You’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. Things can be repaired and remade, used for longer and don’t have to be thrown away, which is good for the pocket and for the planet. The volume of raw materials and energy needed to make new products is much reduced, and less stuff has to go to landfill. It also cuts CO2 emissions, because manufacturing new products and recycling old ones causes CO2 to be released.
To book in for the next Burgess Hill session on 10th October (10-1pm) please email email@example.com.
Please note Burgess Hill Repair Cafe does not repair microwaves, pressure cookers, bicycles or child car seats, or anything you can’t carry! Nor do they do alterations, just repairs. We operate on a cash donations basis and we provide refreshments while you wait.
Thanks for your support!
Horsham Repair Cafe re-starts face to face on 7 November. Repairs and energy advice and switching by appointment at the Unitarian Church Hall, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL – reduced service due to covid social distancing rules
Household cleaning product and personal hygiene bottle refills at the Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL
Booking essential and in some cases prior to the repair cafe appointment we are able to offer ‘chats’ on the phone or Zoom with repairers enabling us to check if you can fix your item, if it is fixable by one of our volunteers and check if we or you need to buy any parts/materials.
For more information and to book visit https://www.horshamrepaircafe.org.uk/
Crawley Down and Turners Hill Repair Cafe
next meets on 24th October At The Ark, Turners Hill and on 28 November at the Haven Centre, Crawley Down. For information about this repair cafe visit https://www.crawleydownvillage.co.uk/repair_cafe For further details contact Cllr Ian Gibson – firstname.lastname@example.org or 01342 716790