Cholsey Repair Café

SUSPENSION of Repair Cafés

Cholsey Repair Café sessions will not take place until government guidance allows public gatherings to resume. Please, stay distant, stay safe and we wish you all good health.

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Cholsey Repair Café is a voluntary initiative to reduce waste, share repair skills and enhance our village community. We try to prevent useful items being thrown away.

How does it work? You bring a broken or worn item to us and we do our best to help you mend it, or advise what else can be done. You pay for parts and we hope that you will make a donation towards our operating costs.

Wallingford and Didcot also have Repair Café schemes.

We repair textiles as well.

Our next Café

No Repair Cafés will be held while the COVID-19 pandemic persists and government guidance forbids public gatherings. We are tremendously grateful to our supporters in previous sessions and we look forward to seeing you all safe and well when we can gather again. Please, for your own health and the health of others, continue to follow the government's guidance and rules so that we can all come through this together.

Cholsey Repair Cafés in 2020

16th May 2020, 11:00 a.m.
18th July 2020, 11:00 a.m.
19th September 2020, 11:00 a.m.
21st November 2020, 11:00 a.m.

Repair Cafés in our area

Wallingford

Sustainable Wallingford holds four repair cafés per year. These events are at Centre 70 in Wallingford and will open their doors from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the following dates.

21st March 2020
11th July 2020
10th October 2020

What you can bring

Almost anything that one person can carry, but see the exceptions under "what not to bring", below. Here are some of the things we’ve fixed:

  • Food mixer
  • Toaster
  • Bicycle
  • Tools
  • Garden equipment
  • Clothing, bags and other textiles
  • Toys
  • Radio
  • PC / lap-top

What not to bring

  • We can’t tackle washing machines, fridges or other large white goods. This includes microwave ovens because the radiation can be dangerous if accidentally switched on during repair.
  • There’s not much we can do with mobile phones, smaller tablets or other miniaturised and highly compact equipment, apart from checking batteries and removable parts (like a memory card). We can’t replace broken screens, etc.
  • Safety equipment, such as smoke alarms, because we cannot certify it as fit for purpose after repair.

Contact us

Email us at repaircafe@cholsey.com
You can also post questions and comments to our Facebook page.

Find us

The Pavilion, Station Rd, Cholsey, Wallingford OX10 9PT

Grid Reference: SU 586864
Latitude: 51° 34' 24" N (51.573431)
Longitude: 1° 9' 21" W (-1.1558277)

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