Alton Repair Cafe and Alton 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 for dates and times) holds regular sessions mostly in the Alton Community Centre, but also in the Public Gardens in the summer. Volunteers offer free help with repairs to clothes and textiles, mechanical and small electrical items and bikes. Email

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?

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Repair Café and Community Share

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