Cholsey Repair Café

Hoping to re-open in the autumn

Please see the more detailed notice in the Dates section of our site.

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

Cholsey Repair Cafés in 2021

Following the extension of anti-Covid measures announced on 21st June, we have decided to cancel our session on 17th July 2021. We hope to be open on 18th September and 20th November and will post further dates in due course.

Repair Cafés in our area

Wallingford

We currently have no news of the Wallingford repair café.

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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