Repairs to Date
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Open every Wednesday from 10am-12pm at Redlynch Village Hall, Vicarage Road, Lover SP5 2PG

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.
The community in Lover, Redlynch and Downton are delighted with the work going on at Lover Repair Cafe.  The Café completed its 500th job in January 2020 and celebrated with a presentation to the client, John Shores (pictured right receiving his prize), who brought in his wife’s small vac because it wouldn’t suck, only blow. The Café gets a lot of jobs like this!  The Café has been running since April 2019 at Redlynch Village Hall, every Wednesday between 10:00 and noon. Homemade cakes and biscuits with tea and coffee are offered to the clients for a small donation and there is a lovely buzz about the place.  The Café has over 20 different volunteer repairers, some work at the hall and others work from home.  All are retired but have many skills, enquiring minds and a desire to support their neighbours.  You will often see a few repairers huddled around a particular job, deciding on the best way to approach a repair using different skill sets.  The clients love the work done by the repairers and the repairer’s are overjoyed at the smiles on people’s faces as their items are returned in working or refurbished order.
What is a Repair Café?                                                                                                        THE BIG FIX 2020
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?
Some of our Repairs to Date

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