Horsham Repair Café

The Horsham Repair Cafe takes place on the last Saturday every month at the United Reformed Church as part of Sussex Green Hub. If you live in another area scroll to the bottom of the page to learn about repair cafes in other areas.

Horsham Repair Cafe – booking essential

Do you have a small unusable lamp or broken toaster in the garage that you keep meaning to take to the Waste Recycling centre? Often household items may have almost nothing wrong with them, and they could get a new lease of life after a simple repair, so please don’t bin them just yet!

Bring any small electrical item that doesn’t work to the café and we will do our best to mend it. If you fancy learning how to fix it as well, our volunteers are happy to talk through what they are doing.  You may go away with a fixed item and a new skill!

Appointments

In order that people are seen on time, we are now offering repairs by appointment, please book a slot below.

Repair times are only between 10am and 2.30pm

Find out more about our electrical repairs and how to book a slot here   (opens in new tab)

We also have a team of sewing volunteers to help you mend a range of clothing items.

Find out more about the clothing repairs we do here  (opens in new tab)

Before you book, please check out our House Rules  (opens in new tab)

Please note, we are no longer offering laptop/computer or mobile phone repairs.

General queries

If you have a general query or require advice, we can answer questions by email, or by Zoom, and sometimes can advise on repairs remotely.  To start with, please get in touch using our Contact Form (opens in new tab) with details of your query.

When and where: Last Saturday of every month between 10am and 4pm in our new home at United Reformed Church, 45 Springfield Road, Horsham, RH12 1PT (behind Wilko)
Here’s a map  (Opens in new tab)

If you prefer to use the What 3 Words app to find us – here is the link to pinpoint the URC – https://what3words.com/monkey.flown.stages

The Horsham Repair Café is part of Sussex Green Living. If you would like to be kept informed about future Repair Café, Sussex Green Living events and news, complete the subscribe pop-up box on our website, we aim to send one e-newsletter a month. Your details will not be passed onto any third party and are kept securely in Mailchimp.

Please note that we can’t take broken items that you have replaced with new appliances but that you would like us to fix so we can donate or sell on. We don’t offer that service and we also have nowhere to store any items. Please take these broken appliances to your local household waste recycling centre instead where they can be properly recycled. Thank you.

The Repair Café is a free service, completely run by volunteers who are passionate about helping save unnecessary waste going to landfill. If you are happy with our service and you can afford it, we would love it if you felt you could make a donation as we are entirely dependent on these to keep running.

Donations are left to your discretion but as a guide, the average donation is £5 for a straightforward repair whilst £10 is appropriate for a more complicated repair. Donations can be made by cash or credit card at the United Reformed Church, or, if you prefer, BACS payment from your mobile banking app or via PayPal. You can increase your donation by 25% by completing a gift aid form found here.

Horsham Repair Cafe volunteers
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Other Repair Cafes

Live in another area? Many Repair Cafes can be found via the website https://www.repaircafe.org/ however we’ve found a few extra that don’t feature on the site:

Adur Repair Cafe – Held at The Circular Space, Shoreham by Sea. Sessions are on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 12pm. Find out more HERE

BN44 Repair Cafe, Steyning, Bramber and Upper Beeding – 2nd Saturday of the month 2-4pm, Beeding and Bramber Village Hall

Billingshurst – Men’s Shed do repairs. Find out more HERE

Burgess Hill Repair Cafe  – Held on the 2nd Saturday of every month, between 10am and 1pm at The Kiln Community space, which you’ll find opposite Burgess Hill Library in the Martlets Shopping Centre, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN.

Chichester Repair Cafe – ad hoc dates at Jubilee Hall, New Park Centre, Chichester, PO19 7XY.

Crawley Down & Turners Hill Repair Cafe – Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down, RH10 4LJ

Forest Row Repair Cafe – Open on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Community Centre, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, RH18 5DZ.

Hassocks Repair CafeHeld at the URC Church Hall in Hassocks from 10-1.00 every fourth Saturday (Hassocks Market day) apart from December and August.  

Henfield Repair Cafe – Held in Henfield Hall on the Monday market day.

Lindfield Repair Cafe – Held in the United Reformed Church, 52 High Street, Lindfield, West Sussex, RH16 2HL on the first Saturday of each month 10 – 1pm.

Storrington Repair Cafe– 3rd Sat each month, 10am-12noon. The Village Hub, The Square, Storrington, RH20 4DJ

Worthing Repair Cafe – last Saturday of each month at Friends/Quaker Meeting House, 34 Mill Rd, Worthing, BN11 5DR. 10am – 4pm.