First Saturday of every month except August
United Reformed Church
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(If Bank Holiday we move to the second Saturday of the month)
Date for your diary:
!! There is no August Repair Café !!
Our next repair café is 3rd September
Our volunteers are taking a well-earned break.
See you in September!
Lindfield Repair Cafe’s summer events were buzzing
Visitors came up trumps bringing in items over 70 years old to the Jubilee-themed morning on 11th June. A handle was fixed on a beautiful 1938 sugar bowl which had been a wedding gift to the owner’s parents. Another visitor brought along a jewellery box dating to around 1890 which had belonged to a spinster great aunt. Younger visitors were able to decorate canvas bags with Jubilee themed decorations. As always there was a great atmosphere, with a choice of delicious Jubilee cakes on offer and the organisers were very grateful to Lindfield Coop who generously donated Victoria Sponge cakes, clotted cream, jam and coffee. The Repair Cafe
team were also delighted to receive £230 from Mid Sussex Conservatives raised at the tombola on Village Day the weekend before.
July saw a 1950’s Pelham puppet de-tangled and restored to working order, and a 1970’s record player could be heard once again. One lady brought in her electric bike for adjustments to get her all set for summer cycling! The organisers were also delighted to welcome local PCSO Paul Umney who came along to support what he called ‘An amazing event’ . Paul had a wide range of printed crime prevention information available and was able to offer verbal advice and signposting. He praised the ‘Community Spirit’ at the event and stressed how important community engagement is in his work.
Both events attracted over 80 visitors, many returning with parts they had been advised by repairers to source to enable the necessary repairs to be made.
Our local Waste Prevention Advisor and recycling champion
Colin McFarlin introduces Lindfield Repair Café
All the usual plus repairs with a Holidays, Camping, Garden and Crime Prevention Theme
Open for teas, coffees and cakes, all the usual repairs plus "September for sewing" and a "Back to School"theme. Visitors are invited to dig out school uniform and equipment that needs mending in time for the start of the new school year. Please could visitors ensure that any clothing brought in for our repairers to work on is clean
All the usual and a special focus on woodworking. Kids can make their own sign using wood and nails
It's our first birthday!
Join us for our birthday celebrations and look out for some great activities.
There's sure to be cake
Lindfield Repair Café is a non-profit Community Interest Company project based in Lindfield. Our goal is to reduce waste by providing a volunteer-based repair service to anyone in the Lindfield area. If you have something that needs fixing, just pop into one of our monthly repair café events and we’ll do our very best to have it back to you in working condition in no time at all. Remember you don't have to be a Lindfield resident, we are pleased to welcome visitors from across the mid-Sussex area.
For our community by our community
Completed Repairs: 47
Estimated Savings: £1,645
Ongoing repairs: 9
Returning with parts: 14