Volunteers to fix household items at Doubleview Repair Cafe

Jennifer Kopij. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Jennifer Kopij. Photo: Martin Kennealey

DO you have a broken toaster, bike that needs some attention, clothing with a few holes or any other item that has seen better days?

West Stirling Neighbourhood House and Transition Town Stirling are teaming up to help people fix their household items at a free Repair Cafe on Saturday.

Skilled volunteers will be armed with an array of tools and materials to help make all possible repairs.

Co-ordinator Jennifer Kopij said it was part of the reduce, reuse, recycle ethos.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to save household items from going to the tip,” she said.

“Not only can you hopefully save some money on replacing an item, but you can meet some local people and enjoy a cuppa and some conversation.”

People are encouraged to take along one or two items only each, from toys and chairs to computers.

The group hopes to replicate the success of the Repair Cafe Perth in Mt Hawthorn and run future events on the second Saturday of the month.

The launch event is on Saturday, September 8 from 10am to noon at 228 Hancock Street, Doubleview.