Our repair cafes run in Freemantle on the first Sat of each month (except January) and at St Denys Community Centre, Priory Rd, on the 3rd Sat of alternate months, ie Nov, Jan etc. We sometimes run additional popup events, so check our home page for details.
Our last cafe at Freemantle URC, 257 Shirley Rd SO15 3HS is on 3rd August. Then from Sep-Dec we will be at Freemantle Baptist Church, Testwood Rd/Waterhouse Lane SO15 8RL (near Millbrook Station).
Our bike2basics team offer bike repairs at these events and sometimes in other places around the city. We need more bike repairers to help at these!
All repair cafes run from 10.30-13.00 – come early to beat the rush!
Repair cafe is the place to bring your broken items to see if our team of volunteer repairers can fix them. You can also have a cuppa and homemade cake while you watch your repair being done. If we can’t fix it we may be able to advise you what to do next. We tackle most portable items including electrical, sewing, computers, bikes and jewellery. We have been running since 2014 and have run over 50 events and tackled well over 1000 items with a 75% success rate. You can also pick up a copy of our Southampton sustainable living guide which includes a map of repairs and spares places in the city.
We always welcome more volunteers – both repairers and general helpers so assist with the smooth running of the event. Come along to one of the events or contact us at repaircafe[at]transitionsouthampton.org