REPAIRS: The Horsham Repair Cafe offers a fantastic free monthly repair service for your broken and worn out items. Come and join us to learn how to repair and mend, save money and be part of a community sharing crafts, knowledge and creative skills.
The Repair Cafe celebrated its 1st birthday in October 2018 and we’ve been so successful, we’ve extended our services. Clothes repairs now take place in the afternoon when some of our textile volunteers will be demonstrating and teaching people how to carry out creative upcycling.
If you’d like to know whether it’s worth bringing an item to be repaired, perhaps our handy guide might help – please read it here.
Donations are welcome for any repairs undertaken and refreshments. They help us to be able to keep running this free and valuable service.
CLEAN ENERGY SWITCHING: Between 10am-1pm (*afternoon by arrangement) we offer an energy cost comparison and switching to 100% clean and renewable energy. You will need to bring a recent electricity bill (and gas bill if you use it) with you. The process only takes about 5 minutes! Or you can carry out the comparison and switch from the comfort of your armchair here.
REDUCE YOUR PLASTICS: Between 10am – 1pm we offer a household and personal cleaning product bottle refill service, learn more here. In partnership with Earthkind you can also buy plastic-free organic pantry items like pasta, rice, pulses, dried fruit, seeds, chocolate chips and olive oil. Please bring containers, or we can supply a recycled paper bag (for the dried goods). Taking advantage of these refill services will reduce the number of plastic bottles which need to be made, recycled, reduce single-use plastics, helping the planet and saving you money.
REFRESHMENTS AND BOOKING: We have cakes and tea available, so do come along for a cuppa and a chat – also great for when you’re waiting for your repairs (don’t forget to book them in).
Children are welcome as long as they are supervised.
HELPERS: We are always looking for volunteers for the Horsham Repair Cafe and Sussex Green Living’s environmental awareness and education work. Please contact us if you can spare some regular time. We are looking for general helpers, refreshments, technical repair, craft skills, website design, data management and any other areas you think could help us. Your support will be gratefully welcomed.