Making Chesterfield more Sustainable

Repair Café

Repair Cafe Chez

In 2018 we are running regular  Repair Cafés EVERY MONTH between 10am and 3pm, upstairs at Monkey Park Social Enterprise, Chester Street, Chesterfield S40 1DN.

Future dates booked so far:  August 11th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th. Please bring any items for repair early in the day to give our fixers time to carry out the repairs – particularly important if the repair is difficult or glue needs to set etc. Last repair accepted at 2.30pm.


mp mainAt previous Repair Cafés we  have fixed a wide variety of broken items, including a Purse/ filofax zip, a Child’s dress zip, a Coat pocket, a Trouser pocket, a Hat adjustment to handle the fact that it kept falling off, a DAB radio, a Wind up alarm clock, two Electric scissors, a VGA Selector Switch, a Sony 3 band FM radio, a pair of Lawn shears that were no longer aligned, a Vacuum cleaner with cough sweet stuck in its throat!, a Toaster, a Wheelbarrow wheel (puncture repair), an Occasional table with a broken leg, an Antique effect planter for conservatory, an Electric kettle with broken switch, a  kettle with handle stuck back on, a Music stand screw with worn thread, an Iron, a Chair that needed a new seat, a Kettle that was clogged up etc. The majority of these items were repaired and will continue to be used, which is a great success! Otherwise we can refer items for more specialist fixing work.

We will do our best to have a look at any item brought in but one item we will always turn down is a microwave due to the risk to our repairers.


Are you good at fixing things? If so, we need you too!

Our team of repairers continues to grow and gain experience. However, we are all volunteers and could not work without the continued dedication of the team involved. We are always keen to welcome new fixers, so if you’re keen on fixing or, indeed, would like to improve your skills in this area, then do get in touch at the email below or turn up at a monthly event and see what it’s all about.


List of Local Repairers

We also have a list of small traders who repair things or supply spares for other people to fix things, if we need to refer people for more specialised help. If you know of a relevant small trader that you could recommend for this list, please let us know, either at the email address below or one of our Cafés.