Page 1030 - Week 03 - Thursday, 30 March 2023

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One of those successful repairs was this very dress that I am wearing. I do not think it counts as a prop. If it does, I am in trouble! I want to take a moment to put on the record my thanks to Jill Whittaker for the very careful and considered way that she repaired this dress, which, as you can see, is made of quite delicate material. It had some snapped elastic in the sleeve and a very small tear in the side, due to my carelessness, given I only got the dress in November last year. Jill patiently showed me how to thread elastic in the sleeve, and even more patiently took over that job when it got too hard for me. She repaired the tear so carefully that I now genuinely have no idea where it was.

I congratulate Jon Wells, of the Hawker Men’s Shed, and all those involved in the Hawker repair cafe, including Jill, on creating such a wonderful, giving community; and, of course, on their contributions more broadly to the circular economy.

The most common question I heard on the day was, “When is the next repair cafe?” I am happy to share that it is on Sunday, 18 June.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 6.01 pm until Tuesday, 9 May 2023
at 10.00 am.


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