Baughurst Repair Cafe

Don’t Bin It, Repair It!


Our next event is on Sunday 16th June 10am-1pm in

Next Event

Come along meet the team and show your support. Booking a spot will help us help you by understanding likely numbers and requirements.


Alternatively email us:

Email us to book a repair

When

Date
Sunday 16th June 2024
Time: 10am - 1pm

Unfortunately we can't guarantee a time so you may have a short wait but that's a great chance to have a cuppa and a chat.
Please note. We stop taking pre-bookings from 6pm on the Saturday evening before the event on Sunday

About

About Repair Café

Happy Clients

Cost Savings

Kg Greenhouse Gas Savings

Kg Landfill Avoided

How Repair Cafe Works

What is Repair Café?

We throw away vast amounts of stuff. Even things with almost nothing wrong, which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair. The trouble is lots of people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves or they no longer know how. Knowing how to make repairs is a skill quickly lost. Repair Café changes all that! People who might otherwise be sidelined are getting involved again. Valuable practical knowledge is getting passed on. Things are being used for longer and don't have to be thrown away. This reduces the volume of raw materials and energy needed to make new products. It cuts CO2 emissions, for example, because manufacturing new products causes CO2 to be released.

Change mindsets

  • Recycle
  • Reuse
  • Relove
  • Help Save the Planet

Repair Café teaches people to see their possessions in a new light. And, once again, to appreciate their value. Repair Café helps change peoples mindset. This is essential to kindle peoples enthusiasm for a sustainable society. But most of all, Repair Café just wants to show how much fun repairing things can be, and how easy it often is. Why don't you give it a go?

Please read our do's and dont's

toaster repair
Our Mission

To cultivate awareness of the bigger picture and of the pronounced impact reuse has on the environment, on personal well-being, and our community resiliency;
To cultivate motivation to extend the life of the things we have through repair; and
To cultivate the capacity to repair, through learning to fix things ourselves, or finding out how and where to have them repaired.

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Our Plan

Provide repair café services to residents in Baughurst, Tadley and neighbouring villages and hamlets and beyond.

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Our Vision

To bring practical, low cost, repairs to people. Extending the life of everyday objects.
To reduce the amount of things going into landfill.
To reduce the amount of new things we need to buy.

Supporters

Organisations helping us

Where & When to find our events

Upcoming Events

Click the next event to contact us and book a repair.

  • Sunday 19th November

  • 2024

  • Sunday 21st January
  • Sunday 18th February
  • Sunday 17th March
  • Sunday 21st April
  • Sunday 19th May
  • Sunday 16th June
  • Sunday 21st July
  • Sunday 18th August
  • Sunday 15th September
  • Sunday 20th October
  • Sunday 17th November
Heath End Village Hall

Outside view of the location.

Heath End Village Hall

A purpose built hall in the village of Baughurst.

Note on parking. Cars can be parked along Heath End Road and Bishopswood Lane if the car park is full. Please park on one side of the road only to optimise traffic flow.

Click on the image for directions including public transport.

The No. 2 bus from Basingstoke and Tadley stops just outside the village hall on Bishopswood Lane. Caution - people who need their knives/tools sharpening should not carry them on a bus. Please contact us for assistance.

Baughurst Village Hall

  • Level access.
  • Parking.
  • Cafe Facilities.

Services

Our Services

What we can't fix

Petrol Driven Tools, Gas based Appliances, Industrial / 3 Phase Equipment, Cane Furniture, Electric Blankets, Microwave Ovens, Cameras, Antique Clocks – but we know a man who can. No full garment alterations.
We may be able to suggest alternative repair options so please contact us.

IT Equipment

Fault analysis on Computers and IT equipment. Simple repairs to laptops, desktops, tablets, printers.

Household Electrical / Electronic Appliances

Fault analysis and repairs on things from lamps, coffee makers to toasters.

Clothes

Simple repairs on clothes.

Furniture

Fixes and repairs on small items of furniture.

Tool sharpening

We can sharpen your scissors, kitchen knives, garden shears, secateurs, lawn mower blades etc

Toys

Simple repairs for old and modern toys and soft toys.

Bicycle

Simple repairs for bikes but please contact us in advance.

Costume Jewellery

Sorry, no new diamonds but simple repairs for jewellery items.

Mobile Phones

We provide advice and troubleshooting for your mobile phone. Sorry we can't fix broken screens.

Testimonial

Martin

Sue has given us a new lease of life together by magic invisible darning. Thank you Sue, and thank you to the whole Baughurst Repair Cafe team for making this possible.

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Anna

Perfect!

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Claire

Fantastic, very happy. Thank you so much.

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Phil

Great job.

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Tania

Thanks so much for the event today! the whole thing was fab, obviously the people doing the repairs but the whole thing from greeting at the door and triage, the ladies doing the catering and the supportive community vibe with the ringing bell and clapping. Lovely way to spend a morning and thanks again for my repair to the whole team!

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Tisha

I brought a childs back pack in to be repaired today. I wanted to say what a fabulous job the lady made of the repair, we chatted with her whilst she worked, had an enjoyable hour at the cafe, and marvelled at the good work being done.
Thank you so much, this little cafe is such a lovely asset to our community.

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Elizabeth M

Thanks Sue for repairing my mum's cardigan. She'd recently had a stroke. She was so pleased as the zip repair enabled her to wear her favourite cardigan when dressing herself.

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Katy

Many thanks to John for patiently sharing his expertise with Buddy and George yesterday. Both boys are once again happy gamers!
Keep up the great work, Katy x

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Steve B

Couldn’t do it myself so glad I came to the repair cafe.

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Emma M

I love coming here. Find it so inspirational. A wonderful community. Am a big fan. I brought a visitor last month just to show her how amazing it was.

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Martin R

For analogue people who don’t understand digital, the Repair Café is a life saver.

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Sue & Pete

Just a line to say how enjoyable our visit to the cafe was last month. So many happy and helpful volunteers! Special thanks to Hugh for his patience and expertise in repairing our VHS recorder which now has a new lease of life. Good luck for continuing success in your venture, a real service.

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Vanessa

Brilliant job ! Saved me buying another one. Took it to a commercial repairer and they said it couldn’t be repaired!

Pictures

Check our Photos

  • All
  • Electrical
  • Sewing
  • Wood
  • November
  • January
  • Jewellery
Mayor Visiting

Mayor Visiting

BDBC Mayor, Cllr David Leeks visits

Mayor Cafe

Mayor, Mayoress and Borough Councillor

Enjoing the Cafe

Certificate

First Repair

The first repair at Baugurst

Repair Certificate

Repair Certificate

The first few repairs at Baughurst were awarded certificates

Certificate

Repair Cert

The first few repairs at Baughurst were awarded certificates

second repair cert

Repair Certificate

The first few repairs at Baughurst were awarded certificates

Busy Time

Busy Morning

Very popular first session

jewellery

Jewellery Repair

Restringing Necklace

Coffee Machine

Coffee Machine Repair

Fixing a coffee machine

Speaker too

Closer look

Fixing a defective speaker

Speaker

Speaker Repair

Fixing a defective speaker

Tea

Cafe Society

The team behind the Cafe part

Table

Wooden table repair

Fixing a table

Computers

PC Repair

Fixing a laptop

Team gathering after the event

Very succesful morning needs celebrating

Team

Check out our Team

Rosemarie

Rosemarie

Eileen

Alan

Colin

Colin

Lou

Lou

pamela

Pamela

Jean

Neal

Neal

Russ

Russ

Sue

Sue

Jonathan

Jonathan

Matthew

Matthew

Lesley

lesley

Joe

Joe

Jamie

Jamie

Hugh

Hugh

Kerry

Kerry

Rosie

Rosie

Tony

Tony

John

John

Dom

Dom

Eva

Eva

Nalini

Nalini

Rhys

Rhys

New Person

This could be you

We're looking for volunteers.

Contact

Contact Us

Our Location

Heath End Village Hall,

Heath End Rd, Baughurst, Tadley RG26 5LU

Email Us

email address:

enquiries@baughurstrc.uk
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