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.

Interior Layout
221 Baker Street : Front

A Very Happy Christmas to all of you from all of us. We like to think we bring you good cheer and magically turn your broken bits & pieces into useful & beautiful items & personal treasures once again.
> We have now raised over £3000 for NHS Staff since Lockdowns began.
> We have been very honoured to receive a commendation from HM Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire for efforts made during the crisis.
> The job of revitalising the road signs of Redlynch are going well & we thank all the guys & gals working on them for their tremendous efforts.  Also, a special thankyou to C. Brewer & Sons Ltd for so generously donating materials to allow us to complete the works.
> The Dolls House Auction is going well – £175 bid to date – It can be seen at Cadnam Nursery or on our Facebook site.  It could be yours for Christmas.
> We have 3 excellent Long Clocks, 4 Kids Bikes & 1 Man’s bike all checked & looking for good  homes, simply for ‘a donation supporting our NHS Staff’.
> Whilst Covid remains – We have a supply of Downton Mask Tree Masks available for £2 each, once again, supporting the NHS Staff Appeal.
Christmas is coming and the baubles are coming out, if you have any broken treasures that need attention drop them in for a quick repair.

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, not in the driveway.
(c) Come in wearing masks (spares available), using the Sanitiser on entry.
(d) Check with a Helper that we can accept the Job
(e) Log your Job in at the Reception window. 
(f) We will contact you when the Item is ready for Pick-up
(g) We also give advice on any repair problem.
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?