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Repair Cafe

Bin it? No Way!
The catch phrase of the Repair Cafe movement says it all. We're really happy to have been able to bring this great concept to Tring. We were able to start this project with a grant from Dacorum Borough Council.


High Street Baptist Church Hall, 86 High Street, Tring, HP23 4AB.


On the third Saturday of every month, from 10:30 to 13:00. Just drop in, no appointment needed.

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What we do:

In today's consumer society when something is broken we often throw it away. That's where Repair Cafe comes in. It's a place where people can gather and fix everyday objects that would otherwise end up in landfill.

We've built a brilliant team of volunteer repairers who will do their best to help you with a repair. You might even learn how to mend it yourself next time round.

We have people who can fix toasters, lamps, hair dryers, clothes, toys, musical instruments, electronic devices, bikes and more.

Donations are welcome and these support the work of the repair cafe, Sustainable Tring, and we make regular donations to local charities from income received.


How does it all work?

  • The work carried out in the Repair Café is performed free of charge on a voluntary basis by the volunteer repair experts at hand.

  • Visitors carry out the repairs themselves whenever possible, but repair experts on site can help if necessary.

  • The fact that the repairs are being performed by unpaid volunteers reflects the allocation of risks and limitation of liability. Neither the organisers of the Repair Café nor the repair experts are liable for any loss that may result from advice or instructions concerning repairs, for the loss of items handed over for repair, for indirect or consequential loss or for any other kind of loss resulting from work performed in the Repair Café. The limitations set forth in these house rules shall not apply to claims declared justified on the basis of liability arising by virtue of applicable consumer protection legislation which cannot be lawfully superseded.

  • A voluntary donation is greatly appreciated.

  • Any use of new materials such as leads, plugs, fuses, ready-made kneebends or applications will be paid for separately.

  • Visitors offering broken items for repair do so at their own risk.

  • Experts making repairs offer no guarantee for the repairs carried out with their help and are not liable if objects that are repaired in the Repair Café turn out not to work properly at home.

  • Repair experts are entitled to refuse to repair certain objects.

  • Repair experts are not obliged to reassemble disassembled appliances that cannot be repaired.

  • Visitors to Repair Café are solely responsible for the tidy removal of broken objects that could not be repaired.

  • To cut down on unnecessary waiting times during busy periods, a maximum of ONE broken item per person will be examined. The visitor will join the back of the queue if there is a second item for repair.

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