Don’t bin it – repair it instead!

18th November

This way you’ll save money and help the environment by reducing landfill and unnecessary replacement costs and airmiles for new products.

A music box that was repaired

All repairs are carried out for free by our experts many of whom make a living from their skills and yet give up their time to help the community. Donations are welcome. They are important to pay the rent, insurance and for expenses like tools, signage, posters etc. We suggest £10 per item but happily accept less if people are hard-up. Have a cuppa and cake while you wait and engage in friendly chats with other visitors.

Repairing an inner tube

At the last session on 13 November we had a veritable flood of visitors and manged to repair everything from antique jewellery/music box which was badly damaged in a burglary to a dolls’ house and five bicycles; from electric heaters to computer printers, radios, sharpened knives to a soup maker etc etc. No wonder that people left happy and wrote:  

“What excellent service. So pleased to have my faithful radio/CD back and fixed.” (Mrs P)

“Ecstatic.”  (MB) “Brilliant service.” (RG); “Very happy and will come again.” (SP).

The next Repair Café will take place on Saturday, 11 December, Horam Village Hall, 9.30-12.30. The following repairs can be carried out:

Clothes, computers, cycles, electrical, furniture, jewellery, mechanical and NEW: restringing musical instruments like guitars.

As a special festive treat, our own incomparable opera star, Noa Lachman, will delight us with arias and musical songs; and of course, there will be hot mulled wine and mince pies (as well as the usual cakes and drinks).

Repairing a dolls’ house

See you there!

Cornelie, Jane, Jenny, Lisa, Mary and Roger

P.S. You might be interested in GARDENING FOR THE PLANET: How can we help nature thrive? A Free event at Uckfield Civic Centre, Saturday 4 December, 2-5pm. Guest Speakers include Professor Dave Goulson, author of Sunday Times Bestseller Silent Earth: how can we avert the insect apocalypse? Laline Paull, author of The Bees: in conversation about her novels and discussing how imagination can help heal our relationship with the natural world. Keith Obbard, High Weald Beekeepers Association, and Green Party District Councillor: pros and cons of domestic bee keeping?

Book your free tickets at: wealden.greenparty.org.uk