‘Fix it’ bike and clothing repair workshops at The Bowerhouse Communit

Published on 23 February 2023


Would you like to learn simple practical ‘fix it’ bike repair and maintenance skills so you can keep your bike wheeling along safely or how to do your own clothing repairs and give new life to a pre-loved item!

Bellingen Shire Council, in partnership with MIDWASTE, are hosting practical ‘fix it’ workshops at The Bowerhouse Community Reuse Centre during autumn to teach people basic bike repairs and maintenance skills and simple clothing repairs and upcycling ideas.

The workshops give the community an opportunity to learn easy repair and maintenance skills enabling them to reduce their resource use by giving items a second life and reducing the need for newly produced resources. Reducing our waste not only keeps valuable materials out of landfill it also benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Sam Tate, Waste management Coordinator at Bellingen Shire Council said, “Repairs and basic maintenance skills can help the community to divert items from landfill by developing practical knowledge to reduce our collective impact on the environment”. The Bowerhouse Community Reuse Centre in Raleigh aims to reduce the amount of waste entering landfill by reclaiming household items for reuse, repair and resale at affordable prices and encouraging the local community to engage in repurposing of preloved goods.

The FREE ‘Fix it’ repair workshops are running on Saturday afternoons on the 25th March and the 1st April at The Bowerhouse Community Reuse Centre, 146 Short Cut Rd, Raleigh and bookings are essential.

Workshops include:

Saturday 25th March, between 11.30 – 3.30pm: Bike repairs and maintenance sessions: learn easy ways to maintain and repair your bike so you can wheel along safely. Learn about checking, adjusting, and replacing your brake pads, repairing and replacing your tube/tyre, basic bike safety and maintenance and more! Come by between 11:30 and 3:30 on Saturday with your bike and our bike mechanics will take you through the basics of bike maintenance and repair.

Saturday 1st April, 12.30 – 3.30pm: Clothing repairs and upcycling workshop: Learn simple clothing repairs and easy upcycling ideas to make your old clothes new! Sewing buttons, fixing hems and tears and easy upcycling ideas and more!  Feel free to bring along items for ideas and to work on during the workshop. Book at: https://events.humanitix.com/clothing-repairs-upcycling-fix-it-workshop-the-bowerhouse


Wendy Grant

Project Officer MIDWASTE

0422 151 402