• Horsham Repair Cafe

’Refill, Renew, Refresh and Repair’

1st Saturday of every month

DUE TO DEMAND WE ARE EXPANDING:

From October onwards on the first Saturday of each month, the Repair Cafe will be split across the following two sites.

10 am – 1 pm Horsham Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12  1SL  – the household cleaning product bottle refill service and Earthkind loose, dry and organic food refill.

10 am – 1 pm Unitarian Church Hall (about four buildings up Worthing Road opposite the bus station – same postcode) – All household electrical, phone, computer and textile repairs and energy switching.
Please use side door to the right of the building.

We don’t just do repairs, we offer much more…

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.

It’s highly recommended that you book your repair in advance – you can book here

Please read our Repair rules here before you book.

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 10 am-1 pm (*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 10 am – 1 pm 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.

Learn more about our action you can take to build a more sustainable world and download the Sussex Green Living Pledges to the Planet action plan here.

Come and have fun upcycling, refilling, renewing, refreshing and repairing!