Cholsey Repair Café

We're back!

Cholsey Repair Café reopens on Saturday 18th September.

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

Saturday 18th September 2021

We are delighted to announce the re-opening of our Repair Café. Dig out all that stuff that broke, tore or just generally gave up since the beginning of lockdowns and bring it along to our usual venue at Cholsey Pavillion. Remember to check our House Rules and the notes on this page about what you can bring.

Repair Cafés in our area

Wallingford

Riverside Repair Café, Saturday 21st August, 10am-1pm

If you have something broken or needing repair, and would like help learning how to repair it, you are welcome to bring it to the third Riverside Repair Café. Details here

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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