Our next repair cafes will be held on 20th April and 8th June from 2.00 - 4.30pm at Danes Hill School. Bike safety checks and small repairs. Bring your old glasses to donate on 20th April.

Bin it? No way!
Our repair cafe is an exciting collaboration between Oxshott Net Zero and Danes Hill School. By giving items a second lease of life, we hope to reduce the volume of items going to landfill and also to help people pick up some skills and learn how to repair household items. We hope that this initiative will provide a friendly space for the village and the school to get to know each other better.
At each repair cafe we obviously run repairs but that's not all we do.  We also run a skill-share of craft, repair and tech skills. Each session we run a different collection of particular items for redistribution (for example tech or baby clothes). And finally the cafe part. Each repair cafe is great place to come and get a coffee and pastry so just come along and enjoy the vibe.

Come and enjoy the cafe. Bring something from home in need of repair. Or volunteer now as a repairer or a welcomer and join the team. If you are bringing an item for repair, get to us before 4pm so that we have time to look at it for you.

What happens at a repair cafe?

Repair cafes are a way to bring a second lease of life to your household goods, clothes and other textiles. The idea is that you bring along your damaged goods and our volunteer repairers will do their best to fix it whilst passing on some helpful tips and skills. Repair cafes are also a great place to enjoy a coffee and a friendly chat. Oxshott Repair Cafe is a part of the Global Repair Cafe movement led by Repair Cafe International Foundation. www.repaircafe.org/en

Our great team of volunteers can offer free repairs to: small electricals, furniture, garden tools, clocks, clothes and textiles, toys etc. We also sometimes offer bike check-ups and small repairs or have visiting specialists with us.

When you arrive at the cafe you will be welcomed and asked to fill in a form about the item you have brought with you. You will then either be allocated to a free repairer or given a ticket and asked to wait until a suitable repairer becomes free. Whilst you wait, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and cake in our lovely pop-up cafe.

The idea is that you stay with the repairer to learn how to fix things. For example, if you bring something in need of sewing, you may find that you are set up with a needle and thread under the careful eye of one of our expert repairers.

Each session we will also have a skill-share with people on hand to teach different skills such as how to knit or crochet or use a hand-drill safely. 

Each session we will make a special collection of different items for recycling. Please check what we are collecting before you come along.

You are also welcome just to come to enjoy the cafe without having to bring something for repair.

Only items that can be carried by one person will be accepted and no petrol-driven items should be brought for safety reasons. Please ensure that items are clean. 

See here for a full list of House Rules, FAQ and our Data Protection Notice.

Volunteer

Join the team

 We are looking for local residents with different repair skills to be repair enthusiasts or welcomers during our repair cafe events. We also need people to help with admin for this project.

If you have the time and skills to support your local community by repairing these kinds of items we'd be delighted to hear from you: small electrical items, small household/garden items, clothing/textiles, simple bike repairs.

If you are interested, please get in touch and we will send you a volunteer pack: diana@oxshottnetzero.org.uk 

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Events held

84

Number of visitors

48

Items brought

20

Items fixed

19

Items partially fixed or advice given

9

Unrepairable

58

KG of landfill diversion

549.9

KG of CO2e reduction

59

Number of items brought for donation elsewhere

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