The Repair Cafe and Community Share

“When you have enough, you don’t need more.” Reducing our consumption of new stuff and therefore waste is a key way of lowering carbon emissions.

Alton Repair Café (see their Facebook page) holds sessions normally on the second Saturday morning of each month at Alton Community Centre – but check dates and times. Volunteers offer free help with repairs to clothes and textiles, mechanical, small electrical and bikes.

Alton Community Share is a free eco-friendly lending library of toys, games, jigsaws and activities, powered by donations from the local community. It is based at St Lawrence Parish Centre, and normally open from 10.00-12.00 on the second and fourth Saturday every month. Email

Interested in the Repair Café and Community Share?

local action for nature

Increasing the planting of trees and wild flowers for biodiversity


Growing, eating and cooking low-carbon, locally-sourced food

Repair Café and Community Share

Supporting the repair café, other ideas for repurposing and re-using

Cycle Alton

Safer cycling and better cycling infrastructure


Energy efficiency and renewable energy, schemes to reduce costs

Action on plastics and waste

Working to increase awareness of what can and cannot be recycled

Lobbying and Campaigning

Confronting denial, influencing public opinion, the 3 tiers of local government and our MP

iInformation and Outreach

Leaflets, social media, stalls at events, talks, networking, website

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