Alton Community Centre

Hampshire, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarAlton Repair Cafe

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Our team of volunteer repairers will be available once again to assist in the repair of small electrical items, mechanical items, bicycle clothing alterations, textiles, furniture, jewellery, ceramics to name just a few!


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Alton community centre, Amery St, Alton GU34 1HP, UK

About the group

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Alton Repair Cafe

Alton Repair cafe was established in 2019 with a view to encouraging people in the local area to think twice about throwing things away before checking that their items might be repairable.

We have continued to serve the town of Alton and the surrounding villages and are very proud of the support given to us by a willing band of volunteers.

Group Stats




hours volunteered


parties thrown


waste prevented


CO2 emission prevented

Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts


  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.


  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.