Salvation Army, Thornton Heath

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarSustainable Thornton Heath

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Sustainable Thornton Heath’s repair parties form part of its monthly Pop-up Sustainable Living Hubs.

These hubs aim to give the community a range of tangible offerings in relation to sustainability, the great majority of which are free or on a donation basis.

Offerings include cycle repairs, clothes repairs, electricals & electronics repairs, themed kids’ activities, item swaps, and lots of advice, info and inspiration from many different people, groups and organisations on many different sustainability themes.


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66 High Street, Thornton Heath CR7 8LF, UK

About the group

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Sustainable Thornton Heath

Sustainable Thornton Heath is for anyone and everyone, no matter whether you know lots or nothing about climate change and other environmental issues, and whether you have made some or no changes to your lifestyle yet to live more sustainability. We are a group committed to learning, sharing and supporting each other to live more sustainable lives and to help make Thornton Heath more sustainable.

Sustainable Thornton Heath runs monthly 'Pop-up Sustainable Living Hubs' in Thornton Heath and the fourth Saturday afternoon (1-4pm) of every month (except August & December), at the local Salvation Army. Entrance is free and people can get free cycle repairs, free clothing repairs, free sustainability-themed workshops / talks, refills of cleaning & bodycare products, vegan refreshments, a 'Kids' Zone' (themed along sustainability), and lots of free information, advice and inspiration from lots of local groups and organisations on many sustainability themes (e.g. transport, energy, activism, financial services and food).

Very soon we hope to add a Restart Repair Party to the hubs, and have a number of local volunteers lined-up to begin. We just need a couple more to start!

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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.