The Hut Community Shed, Aldgate, opened its doors on Saturday 10th November for an inaugural Repair Cafe! Volunteer repair experts fixed and advised on a range of household items from lawn mowers to saucepan lids., bicycles to woolen jumpers. A wide range of community members participated from an elder aged over 80 years who received advice on how to maintain her push lawnmower to a 2 year old boy was able to have his toy parrot’s wing repaired. The spring weather allowed community members to drop in, take a seat and enjoy a coffee from local Social Enterprise Coffee Please. Music was provided by Dan Burt and students from Scott Creek Primary School. Overall 160kg of items were repaired back to good use which otherwise may have ended up in landfill. One participant stated – ‘A very positive vibe and great for kids to see how to re-use items’. The Hut thanks all those who supported new and existing volunteers and the representative from Ride Union Bike Co and looks forward to working with the community and volunteers to continue to provide this and other programs to the community.