Lover Repair Café

Normally every Wednesday from 10am-12pm at Redlynch Village Hall, Vicarage Road, Lover SP5 2PG.
But during COVID-19 Lockdown Temporary Drop-off & Pick-up at Brambles nearly opposite the Hall.

Bring along your broken household items to be fixed!  Save on expensive repair costs or if you’re just not sure what is wrong with it.
Everything from ‘electricals’, lamps, vacuum cleaners, clocks, ceramics, toys and sewing repairs etc!
Also bring along those domestic items you don’t know how to throw away and we will recycle them for £1 per item.

What a wonderful community we live in. With your help & generous giving the “Lover Remote Repair Centre” has raised over £2000 to help and support the NHS Staff at Salisbury General Hospital. Our Drop Off & Pick Up service continues every Wednesday and Friday morning between 10am and mid-day. The most popular items at the moment are repairs to Garden Equipment & Garden Furniture with TV’s & Table Lamps coming a close second. Mean while our Clockman is busy not only with Clocks but all things mechanical from re-braising a House Sign to repairing a Giant Dragonfly!

Our slogan is “Do Not Bin It We May Fix It”. Don’t forget, this is the routine for Drop-off and Pick-up on Wednesday & Friday between 10am & midday:-
(a) Come to the Drop-off Sign in Vicarage Road Lover
(b) Park on the field side of road,
(c) Come in, using the Sanitiser on entry.
(d) Check with a Helper that we can accept the Job
(e) Log Job in at the window. 
(f) We will contact you when the Item is ready for Pick-up
We will strictly follow all Government Guide Lines regarding social distancing etc. Contact Paul on 01725 510753 for further details.

What is a Repair Café?
Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things. Visitors bring their broken items from home.  In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields: clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, etc.   Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.  There are over 1.500 Repair Cafés worldwide.

Why a Repair Café?
We throw away vast amounts of stuff. Even things with almost nothing wrong, and which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair. Lots of people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves or they no longer know how. Knowing how to make repairs is a skill quickly lost. Society doesn’t always show much appreciation for the people who still have this practical knowledge, and against their will they are often left standing on the sidelines. The Repair Café changes all that!  Valuable practical knowledge is getting passed on. Things are being used for longer and don’t have to be thrown away. The Repair Café just wants to show how much fun repairing things can be, and how easy it often is. Why don’t you give it a go?