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Fixers move into Mornington Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au VOLUNTEERS experienced in repairing household goods are opening up a repair cafe in Mornington. Members of the Peninsula branch of Solve Disability Solutions and the Mornington Men’s Shed will hold their first “repair day’” on Sunday. A similar volunteer repair workshop is already up and running at Rye Community Centre, following on from the first Repair Cafe which opened in Holland in 2009. The list of items to be fixed ranges from small furniture pieces to bikes, toys, crockery and computers. “Anything that is broken is welcome but, at this stage, for safety reasons, we can’t touch mains electrical components and wiring,” “fixer” Bill Hallett said. “By repairing goods, we want to

help reduce the mountains of waste going into landfill. “Unfortunately, many people have forgotten that they can have things repaired and our repair café wants to change all that.” Members of the group will also serve tea and coffee. These Repair Cafe experts will be available to help fix broken household goods free of charge, although donations will be accepted. The fixers will encourage the owners of the broken items to be involved in the repairing. The fixers will also be supplying their own tools. The Repair Café is open 2-5pm, Sunday 18 November, at the Men’s Shed in Wilsons Road, Mornington. Details: 0409 197 307. Check out the Mornington and Rye Facebook pages for up-to-date information and next open days for each cafe. Repair men: John McKay, Peter Sas, Phil James, Alan Grimes, Mike Puryer and John Pollock are some of the “experts” available at the Repair Cafe opening in Mornington on Sunday 18 November.

Helpers dig in for hampers, toys: Southern Peninsula Food for All with $3910 in hand is striving hard to reach a target of $55,000 for its 2018 Christmas Appeal. Last year enthusiastic helpers at Food for All provided 51 Christmas hampers and gave toys to 505 children. Organiser Dianne Faulkner said hampers and toys would once again be distributed to those most in need in the community. Collection bins for non-perishable goods are at Woolworths Rosebud, Capel Sound and Rye, Coles Rosebud and McCrae, and Ritchies Dromana. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. They can be sent to Food for All, PO Box 440 Rosebud, 3939. Candidates and support crew: Russell Joseph, Rodger Gully, Paul Saunders, Simon Mulvany and son Oscar. Picture: Yanni

Five candidates for Nepean

FIVE candidates will contest the Victorian Lower House seat of Nepean at the 24 November state election. They are Simon Mulvany (Independent), Rodger Gully (Independent), Chris Brayne (Australian Labor Party), Russell Joseph (Liberal) and Paul Saunders (Victorian Greens).

Retiring member Martin Dixon has held the safe Liberal seat since 2002. He has a 16 per cent margin on a two party preferred basis. Early voting was possible at the Victorian Electorate Office at shop 13/149 Point Nepean Road, Dromana, from yesterday (Monday).

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