A group of dedicated local residents have created Lane Cove’s repair cafe. A repair cafe is a group of skilled local residents who want to fix things instead of throwing them away. Lane Cove residents are invited to bring broken items from home and watch them being repaired. You may even be inspired to learn how the repairs are made.
Most things are fixed during the Repair Cafe opening hours, however more challenging items might be referred to a local speciality repair shop.
Volunteers aren’t necessarily tradespeople but they are good with their hands – people who love to work with objects. Many people who love bikes have learned how to repair and maintain them; others can sew, alter and transform old clothes; still others are fascinated by how watches work.
Sunday 6th March 1pm to 3pm
Sunday 13th March 1pm to 3pm
Uniting Church Corner of Mowbray Road and Pacific Highway Lane Cove. You can also visit Permapatch at the same time.
What will they repair?
- a wobbly chair;
- a missing shirt button;
- a favourite jumper with moth holes;
- a pair of shoes that need mending;
- blunt garden shears; or
- a mobile phone you don’t know how to use
How much does it cost?
Nada, Nothing, Zip, No Charge – of course if you would like to make a donation that would be appreciated.
Why is it called Repair Cafe?
You get repairs done and you can have free trade coffee and tea, organic milk and speciality cakes including gluten-free, sugar-free, fat-free, dairy-free.
Who do I contact to find out more?
Wendy Dwyer 0410 280 912
Is there a website where I can find out more about the Repair Cafe Movement?
Here is the link
What other recycling options are there in Lane Cove?
If you are interested in other ways to help the environment you might like to read the following blogs: