Stop press additions to Saturday’s event

Just a quick posting to give everyone a heads up about some last minute additions to the event we’re holding between 10am and 1pm at Fearon Hall this coming Saturday (2nd February 2019).

Firstly we have another new volunteer repairer join our team this week who will be able to tackle basic bike repairs and troubleshooting. We’ve had bike repairers at Repair Cafes in the past which have proved popular, so it’s great to have Jonny coming along to concentrate on bikes this weekend. We’ll also have repairers covering electricals/electronics, toys, garment repair, general repairs and tool sharpening, as well as a stall demonstrating how to “upcycle” household items to give them a new life.

Cycle maintenance workshop

A Transition Loughborough bicycle maintenance workshop

Secondly Caroline has offered to do a third talk at 11.30am called ‘Stay Warm at Home This Winter’.  It will cover saving money, switching suppliers and help available for people struggling with energy bills. Caroline will also touch on energy efficiency options that can save money whilst also cutting your carbon footprint. This talk is in addition to the one-to-one energy advice stand she’ll be running for the the rest of Saturday morning at the event. The other two talks we have on Saturday are by Marie from Leicester Fixers at 10:30am on encouraging the spread of repair education at home and in schools, and a talk on growing exotic vegetables given by Hiron at 11:00am. All the talks are free (as is entry to the events as a whole).

The last addition to the previously announced plan is the possibility (weather permitting!) of having the neighbouring wildlife garden attached to Fearon Hall open. Gardeners coming along for our seed swap are encouraged to pop “out the back” for a few minutes and see what the team working there have achieved. You can even lend a hand!

It’s worth mentioning for gardeners that we’ll also have the remaining “buy on the day ” seed potatoes from last week’s successful Potato Day available for sale. Not many left mind, so please get there early if you missed out last weekend. These will be alongside the free seed swap with Martha.

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