St Mary’s Church, Balham

London, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarRestarters Tooting

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Hello everyone

Our first event of 2023 will be in Balham. Come and join us to kick start the new year the right way – with lots of repair!

St Mary’s is a great host – very welcoming and friendly – and as usual for Restart Tooting there will be plenty of tea and cake.

We are now using the ‘first come, first served’ method so if you have something to he fixed then make sure you arrive earlier rather than later!

And if you know of any potential fixers, please do introduce them – we love new fixers! They are very welcome to shadow whilst they build their confidence and experience.

Hope you can make it.

Paula & Mike


Get directions on Google Maps

Balham High Road, London SW12 9BS, UK

About the group

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Restarters Tooting

We are part of Transition Town Tooting - a Transition Town Initiative exploring how the lovely, diverse & unusual South-West London community of Tooting can respond to the challenges and opportunities of urban sustainability and climate change.

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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.