Putney Repair Café – London
We repair : clothing, fabric and leather (e.g. suitcase, handbag) electrical appliances (e.g. kettle, radio) computer equipment (e.g. laptop / tablet, small printer) small furniture (e.g. chair) bric-a-brac (e.g. mantlepiece item, shopping trolley) bades (e.g. kitchen knife, scissors) and, on request, bicycles and clocks.
We do not repair repair large TVs (too bulky) lawnmowers (too messy), soiled clothing.
Sometimes demand outstrips the capacity of our repairers to see everyone. Or volunteer numbers may be lower than normal. So it helps if we can have an idea of demand before the event. You can register your interest in advance using this online form https://forms.gle/yneVszcvxSypGFZE6.
For directions to St Mary’s church, see https://stmarys.parishofputney.com/about-st-marys/values-copy/
St Mary’s church does not charge us for using their premises but we like to contribute to their running costs. So donations are essential to maintain the viability of this scheme. https://theparishofputney.churchsuite.com/donate/fund/vzjyyrcz
Our motto is FIX IT, DON’T BIN IT. Often the fix can be quite simple, like some restitching, a new fuse, some glue etc. This is why we ask you to watch what is going on. Hopefully this will inspire you to take on more repairs yourself.
We need more repairers of electricals, ceramics and blades. We also need helpers. Contact me by email or on WhatsApp or complete this form sign-up form https://forms.gle/AZfDf9V3g1LzW9wh7.
Have a look at our posts on Nextdoor or Facebook.
Find other repairers and tips in this file on our Google Drive https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A2i8pcpYYjmHk6FzaeWttFyBhe_Zv_VzsDXYL3Vkf1Y/edit?usp=sharing
Note to registered volunteers. The Workshop in The Arch opposite the bell tower of St Mary’s Church, is open for volunteers to to do their own repair projects and also to undertake maintenance and gardening projects for St Mary’s Church. We are normally open from 11 to 12.30 and 2 to 4pm but please first message me to check.
Our Repair Café operates from 10am to 12 noon on the second Saturday of each month (barring bank holidays) e.g. 12/8, 9/9, 14/10, 11/11, 9/12
Charlie Lindsell, Mike Trussell : mail [email protected]