Chailey repair cafe keeps fixing during lockdown

It not been possible to reopen the face-to-face Repair Café in Chailey Village Hall due to the current restrictions, but new plans are afoot – watch this space!!

The good news is that, although we have had to close the physical Repair Café for now, our talented volunteers are hard at work offering repair advice online and a “drop it on the doorstep” service.

The way that it works is that we put the repair request out to our volunteers and anybody who is prepared to take it on makes contact and gives you their address. You drop it on their doorstop and they’ll tell you when it’s fixed and can be collected. We’ll invite you to pay for any parts and make a donation toward the Cafe… That’s all there is to it!!

Amazingly , we have now taken on nearly 150 “drop off” repairs with more coming in every day! We are delighted to now be able to offer our legendary sharpening service again.

Please note that we can only take on items which are portable, so no tumble dryers or fridge freezers please!!! And, much as we’d like to, we don’t do home visits, so we can’t come and fix that broken garden ornament or squeaky door!!

Contact the Repair Café at with details of the make and model number of what needs repairing , preferably with a good quality photo or two, and we will see what we can do.

Bryan McAlley and the Chailey Repair Café team