16 August 2014

Fix, repair reuse, don't throw away!

Repair Café

Needs volunteer repairers

Do you have the skills to help others repair their household items if so, could you give your time, tools or materials and volunteer once per month at the Wivenhoe Farmers Market?

If you can repair;
  • Clothes, rips tears and zips etc.
  • Small electrical appliances.
  • Fix broken toys.
  • Small items of furniture

We'd love to hear from you...

For more info; Chris Blomeley 07799 494 797 or chrisblomeley@gmail.com

27 July 2014

Plot the Revolution!

Maybe you can't send 'em up chimneys any more but no one said anything about water butts...

We're keen to exploit adult help too on the community allotment, so if you fancy learning how to grow organic veg we have an open session first Sunday every month 2pm to 4pm - if you like it then come more often. Easy.
3rd August there'll be Kelly Kettle tea, home made cake.. oh and a spot of weeding and sowing - no experience needed, we share the learning together, and the food :)

Get in touch if you want to find out more or need directions. Plot no. 1 at the Wiv allotment site.
hello[at]transitionwivenhoe.org.uk  827649

8 July 2014

Beginners Bike Maintenance

Come and learn how to look after your bike - brakes, gears, punctures, cleaning & oiling... all the basics.

Friendly people + tea. 

Sunday 13th or 27th July, 2pm to 5pm.

@ The Bike Kitchen, St John's Rd, Wivenhoe

£5 p/place, please book: 07926 463568 jowheatley[at]yahoo.co.uk

14 June 2014

Midsummer Fete Workshops, Talks & Stalls

The sustainable living area includes TTW Cafe - local lunch & cakes; also workshops, talks and stalls (times/content may change)

Workshop Tent

12.30 Chi Kung - Dave Allen
1.30 Passport in the tongue: Language testing of asylum seekers - talk by Peter L Patrick
2.30 SingWiv - Chris Rowbury
3.30 Growers Question Time - local experts
4.30 Drumming - Chris Fox
5.30  Kirtan singing - Sarah McCaskey

Talking Tree

1.00 Bugs and forest school - Nathan and Tracey
2.00 What is permaculture?  Bob Mehew
3.00 Bees - Chris Blomeley
4.00 Hypnotherapy - Alan Van Loen
5.00 Gardening for Wildlife - Shirley Boyle

Stalls include bicycle fun, veg & plants, health and healing.

18 May 2014

6 May 2014

Bike Kitchen hots up!

Yesterday's bank hol session was busy mostly showing people how to fix gearing problems and slipped chains.
As well as every Monday in May, there'll be extra drop in sessions on Sundays 11th and 25th between 2 and 5pm.
Sarah and Greg learn how to fix a new cable to the front derailleur cage, ready for doing the Tour de Tendring next weekend, good luck both of you.

Donations for this service help with our rent and other costs.
Bike Kitchen is open to everyone! We're at the junction of The Folly and St John's Rd.

BK is run entirely by volunteers :)