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Repair Café open for business in Cessnock


Do you have an outfit that needs mending or some sporting equipment that requires a quick fix?

If the answer is “yes”, then this is the event for you.

Cessnock City Council will host a Repair Café at the Kearsley Community Hall on Saturday 15 June.

Between 10am and 12.30pm, local residents can bring treasured personal items to be fixed by a team of dedicated volunteers.

That includes everything from toy, clothing and small furniture repairs to garden tool sharpening and general handy person jobs.

The experienced “jacks of all trades” will be on hand to lend their expertise and help participants breathe new life into their belongings… all for free.

Cessnock City mayor Jay Suvaal is encouraging residents to take advantage of this opportunity to learn new skills, connect with others in the community and have their damaged items repaired.

“If you’ve got items in need of repair, such as torn clothing, broken toys, wobbly chairs or tools that could use sharpening, bring them along… and get them repaired,” he said.

“Our volunteers will even teach you how to fix them yourself for next time.

“This innovative event not only extends the lifespan of goods but empowers individuals to adopt a more mindful approach towards consumption and waste reduction.

“Volunteer handypeople continue to put up their hand, so we hope to offer even more repair options on the day.

“We urge everyone to check council’s Facebook page and website closer to the date to see what else is on offer.”

There will be tea, coffee, light refreshments and activities for kids available on the day, too.

The free Repair Café forms part of council’s 2024 Less is More sustainability program and was made possible thanks to a partnership with Repair It Lake Mac.

To find out more about this event, visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/repaircafe.

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