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Repair Cafe Press Release – March2024


We were seriously busy at the last Chailey Repair Café, where we tacked a seized up printer, a Henry Hoover, an elephant, a helicopter, a laughing buddha who had lost his hands and more than 80 other challenging  repairs. Our talented fabrics team will always do their best to repair clothing and zips. Please note that, although  we don’t have time to do zip replacements, we can nearly always fix them for you!

As we head into Spring, we’ll now start seeing your cycles which have been loitering in sheds and need some attention, as well as mowers and garden machinery such as trimmers and hedge cutters (you know – those ones where you have accidently cut through the lead….??!!!)

Bring us your garden tools which need sharpening and our   state of the art sharpening machine will soon sort those  out, as  well as your kitchen  knives and workshop  tools.

Our 2024 dates are easy to remember – we are open every 2nd Saturday of each month between 10am – 1pm (9th Mar, 13th April,  11th May and so on). Please remember that we can get very busy, so be prepared to wait and enjoy some refreshments while you do so. Only one item at a time please (although you can go round again if there’s time) and try not to arrive too late as we may not be able to  accommodate you!

Our 2024 posters and flyers with all our dates are available at the Café, so you won’t forget.  And don’t forget to pick up a free car sticker and one of our smart new bamboo pens so you can spread the word!

Chailey Repair Café is part of a  world-wide movement where volunteer experts repair things free of charge – although a donation towards running costs is invited. Anyone can bring along broken items or clothing needing repair from home, and have a cuppa and a cake while they wait.

Not sure if we can fix your stuff? Contact  us at and we’ll see what we can do to help.

See you very soon!!

Bryan McAlley and the Chailey Repair Café team