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.

MAY 2020:  OVER 900 REPAIRS COMPLETED SO FAR. “REMOTE REPAIR” goes from strength to strength. Since adapting around the Big ‘C’, by having a dropoff point on Wednesday & Friday mornings (see below) many people have been able to leave items for repair and received a phone call to pick up when completed.  So much so that since starting, due to people’s generosity, we have raised over £525 towards our local NHS. We will consider repairing all domestic items: Broken clocks, Electric Goods, Furniture, Ceramics, Toys, Dolls Houses etc in fact if you can get it in the boot of your car we will give it a look. So, as the restrictions are slowly eased, why not pop your item in to us, our slogan is “Do Not Bin It We May Fix It”. On arrival you will find the Garage door open to allow you to ‘Drop Off’ and you can book the item in (from 2m away) at an adjoining window.  Hand Sanitiser will be available. 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?