Get switched on to first Restart Party

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

HILLING­DON Friends of the Earth has al­ways worked on re­cy­cling and the re­use of goods and ma­te­ri­als to help save the Earth’s pre­cious re­sources and re­duce waste.

There is a fast grow­ing elec­tron­ics waste stream and we are there­fore thrilled to be a hold­ing our first ever Restart Party as an ex­cit­ing new event in this year’s Ick­en­ham Fes­ti­val on Satur­day June 11 at Ick­en­ham Li­brary, be­tween noon and 3pm.

Restart Par­ties are friendly com­mu­nity events where peo­ple can bring their small bro­ken elec­tronic or elec­tri­cal de­vice and learn how to re­pair it.

It can seem just too com­pli­cated to at­tempt to re­pair your bro­ken lamp or phone, ket­tle or com­puter but with ad­vice from some­one with more ex­pe­ri­ence, it be­comes easy and fun. Be­sides sav­ing money and be­ing in­cred­i­bly sat­is­fy­ing, re­pair helps the en­vi­ron­ment by mak­ing the most of the re­sources that go into mak­ing elec­tron­ics and min­imis­ing waste.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come, whether you want to learn how to re­pair some­thing or if you have re­pair skills and would like to help oth­ers learn to fix their bro­ken de­vices.

Restart Par­ties are re­ally en­joy­able, like be­ing in a cafe where ev­ery­one is work­ing to­gether, and there will be a few re­fresh­ments as well to add to the at­mos­phere.

Our Restart Party will also in­clude a Dr Bike Ses­sion. Have you a bike that could be used if you knew what was wrong with it? Dr Bike can help!

You can also have your bicycle checked over to make sure it is in safe con­di­tion to be on the road.

You can read more about Restart Par­ties on the web­site https:// ther­estart­pro­ject.org and do come along on Satur­day with a small elec­tronic or elec­tri­cal de­vice and learn how it can be fixed. SU­SAN SWEET­ING Hilling­don Friends of the Earth

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