REPAIR CAFE HASSOCKS

Repair Café Hassocks opens on 26 September 2021 10.00AM - 1.00PM

After almost a year of operating remotely, the Repair Café Hassocks will be opening face-to-face at last on Saturday 26 September at the URC Church Hall from 10-1.00. After that it will be open every fourth Saturday (Hassocks Market day) apart from December and August.  


You’ll be able to bring your items for repair, talk to the volunteer repairers and have a cup of tea or coffee while they look at what’s needed.  Some repairs are simple enough to do at the café, others will be taken home by our repairers and you can pick them up when ready. From 1 September you will be able to book a slot for the opening day HERE.

The Repair Procedure 

  • Book in advance if you can (complete booking form on Facebook or website)
  • Make sure you have read the ‘House Rules’ and are happy to accept them

  • We will confirm via email in the week before the café (check your Spam folder)

  • Some repairs can be done at the Repair Café, others will be taken by repairers to their home workshops for you to pick up when repair is finished

  • Bring your item to the Repair Café, talk to a repairer about the problem, they will give advice, discuss options for repair

  • If parts are needed repairer will let you know the cost and if you agree you will need to reimburse the repairer

  • Repairs are at your own risk, we’re not responsible for damage to items in transit or while being repaired.

  • Our repair service is free, although donations are appreciated to cover our costs


Our amazing repair volunteers have responded to almost 200 repair requests in the last 9 months.  We can’t repair everything, but we can point you towards professional repairers who may be able to help if we can’t.  Even if you don’t have something to be repaired, or have already had a repair done remotely, do come along and say hello.


Repair Café Hassocks is where you can bring your broken things - clothes, household items, small appliances, furniture, toys etc. and a team of volunteers will be on hand to help you to mend it. For big repairs which are not possible in a few short hours, we have shared a list of repair professional services (see below). 

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REPAIR CAFE INTERNATIONAL

 

EXAMPLES OF REPAIRS

Clothing and textiles

  • mending rips and tears in clothing

  • replacement zips

  • replacing buttons

  • replacing missing press studs with button and button holes

Household electrics

  • vacuum cleaner issues (e.g. poor suction) 

  • problems with plugs, fuses, flexes / cables (eg hair dryer / iron)

  • checking battery condition

  • table lamps

  • toasters (but can’t fix broken element) 

  • food mixers (although spare parts often required) 

Other household items

  • tightening loose handles

  • broken items suitable for gluing

Sharpening

  • knife and scissor sharpening

  • tool sharpening

Toys

  • re-attaching a missing wheel - from wooden truck, etc

  • tightening or gluing loose or broken parts

  • re-stitching soft toys

Wood and furniture

  • reattaching a wood handle to a drawer

  • gluing loose parts 

  • tightening/gluing a wobbly leg on a chair or stool

Computers, tablets and mobile phones

  • help with the basics of software and apps

  • charging, power lead and battery issues  

Other

  • minor clock repairs

 

REPAIR CAFE HASSOCKS HOUSE RULES

1. Booking is required while Covid-19 restrictions apply.


2. Items for repair (clothing, textiles, appliances toys etc) must be clean.


3. If parts are needed (e.g. a new zip) the owner will need to bring these with the item for repair.


4. We do not accept some items for repair, including microwaves, pressure cookers, bicycles, child car seats or anything you cannot carry in.


5. Visitors bringing broken items for repair do so at their own risk.


6. Repairers offer no guarantee for the repairs and are not liable if objects repaired in the Repair Café turn out not to work properly at home.


7. Repairers are entitled to refuse to repair items.


8. Visitors are responsible for tidy removal of broken objects that could not be repaired.


9. A voluntary donation towards the costs of running the Repair Café is greatly appreciated.


10. During busy times only one item per person will be examined.


11. The work carried out in the Repair Café is performed free of charge on a voluntary basis by the repair experts on hand.  The fact that the repairs are done by unpaid volunteers reflects the allocation of risks and limitation of liability: neither the organisers of the Repair Café nor the repairers are liable for any loss that may result from advice or instructions concerning repairs, for the loss of items handed over for repairs, for indirect or consequential loss or for any other kind of loss resulting from work performed in the Repair Café. The limitations set forth in these House Rules shall not apply to claims declared justified on the basis of liability arising by virtue of applicable consumer protection legislations which cannot be lawfully superseded.

 

PROFESSIONAL REPAIRERS

Surrounding Areas

BICYCLES

Proper Cycling and Coffee - 01273 841 61126

http://www.propercycling.co.uk

Keymer Rd, Hassocks

Hassocks Community Cycle Hire - 07521 961 909

https://hassockscommunitycyclehire.com/servicing

Hassocks Station

CARPENTRY

Modern Interior - 07795 003 452 

Carpentrycarl@micarpentry.co.uk

Handy Man Friday - 07784 719 661

HandyManFriday@aol.com

Chris Coop carpentry - 07796 140 962

http://www.coopcarpentry.com

CLOTHING

Smarty’s Dry Cleaners - 01273 845 93945

Keymer Rd, Hassocks

Hurstpierpoint Alterations - 01273 918 99756

https://hurstpierpointalterations.co.uk

High St, Hurstpierpoint

ELECTRICAL

Richard James - 07816 082 911

Hollingum Electrical Ltd. - 07818 017 917

joshhollingum@hotmail.co.uk


Handy Man Friday - 07784 719 661

HandyManFriday@aol.com

FURNITURE AND UPHOLSTERY

Andrew Burston - 7967 518 45 

ajburston1@gmail.com

04 Unit 10, Turner Dumbrell Workshops, Ditchling

Lou (Coates) Upholstery - 07818 472 833

My Vintage, 46 Keymer Rd, Hassocks

Martin the Table Doctor (repair and revive wood furniture) - 01273 400 184 / 07950 001 992

http://www.tabledoctor.co.uk
Hassocks Market

JEWELLERY

Helen Streeter Marvellous Marmalade - 07787 503 453
(Work referred through Repair Cafe)

helen@marvellousmarmalade.net
https://www.facebook.com/marvellousmarmaladejewellery/

Hassocks

LAWN MOVER

Lawn Mower Services - 07719 303 299
martin@allmechanical.co.uk
Collection and delivery

PC/ COMPUTER

Rob Haskins - 07771 588 577

rob@rhaskins.co.uk

A&D Computer and Electronics Repairs - 01444 471 578

https://www.adrepairsditchlin.co.uk

More Farm Business Centre, Wivelsfield Green

Patricia Rykiel (software for pc/computer/tablet/iPhones ) - 01444 253 702 / 07765 132 270

https://loveyourcomputer.co.uk

SOFT FURNISHINGS: CURTAINS, CUSHIONS, ROMAN BLINDS, LOOSE COVERS

Val Anderson - 07599 009 440
vanderson5235@gmail.com
Hassocks

TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE AND REPAIR CLOTHING AND SOFT FURNISHINGS

Sarah at Made and Making - 07967 819 540
https://www.madeandmaking.co.uk
South Downs Garden Centre, Hassocks