Recycle for Lewisham

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Bring and fix events helping to encourage reuse in Lewisham!

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The Lee Green Community Centre was a hive of activity this Saturday as it held its first bring and fix event.

This was all taking place at the Lee Gate Shopping Centre.

Lee Gate Shopping Centre.

Bring and Fix is a new fair that brings together local people of different ages to share their skills and knowledge to help each other out and have fun doing it. ‘Fixers’ are made up of people volunteering their time to encourage re-use of items which may otherwise have been thrown away and ‘Bringers’ are people who need something repairing or who want to find out about something. The fixers this Saturday ranged from someone sewing a new skirt out of an old dress, gardening advice, mobile advice, knitting, small item repair and recycling ideas. Those who volunteered as fixers received Time Credits for their efforts and Joan Roach from Spice who run the time credits scheme in Lewisham was also on hand with her extraordinary dress making skills. Items that got fixed on the day included a bag, a dress, some hair clips, a scooter and other successes including someone learning how to turn predictive text off their mobile phone.

Lots of people took part in the activities.

Lots of people took part in the activities.

Members of the local community as well as local Cllr Jim Mallory came along to support the event and get their items fixed. Members from the Rushey Green time bank were also at the event as well as from Lewisham’s recycling team. More bring and fix events will be taking place at the Lee Green Community Centre so please contact them directly on lgrnlives01@gmail.com or keep a look out on our blog for more information!

One of the volunteers repairs a toy scooter.

One of the volunteers repairs a toy scooter.

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