The Pascoe Vale Repair Café is back for 2024 and we have a full schedule of repairers. From textile mending to woodwork and mechanical repairs, we have a repairer for just about any repair!

Sunday February 4th 
10am to 1pm
at Sussex Neighbourhood House – 7 Prospect St, Pascoe Vale 3044

Repairers available:

No booking required! Collect all your items in need of mending and bring them down on the day to be matched with a repairer.

Donations are gratefully accepted.

 

 

 

SNH is a collection point for 6 different sustainable initiatives:

Aussie Breadtags for Wheelchairs
We collect plastic bread tags that are then sent to be recycled locally. This project raises funds to buy wheelchairs for disadvantaged people, mainly in South Africa.

Lids4Kids
We collect plastic bottle lids which are sent to Jesuit Social Services’ Ecological Justice Hub where they use specialist machinery to recycle and repurpose the lids.

Coffee Pod Collection Point
Your aluminium coffee capsules are collected at our reception, then sent to a local specialist recycling plant to separate the coffee from the aluminium so they can both go on to have a second life.

Project Pair Up
This initiative collects mismatching containers, lids and their accessories, and pairs them up so they can be given back to the community or donated.

Packshare Bag Collection
Project Pair Up has partnered with Packshare to collect reusable shopping bags for use in food drives without having to buy new bags

Recycle4Change (R4C)
R4C collects eligible containers through the Victorian Deposit Scheme. A yellow collection bin will be outside our front door during business hours for you to donate eligible 10c containers. Half of the 10c refund goes to R4c, and half to SNH.

 

Sussex Neighbourhood House is closed to the public from 15th December, reopening on Monday 15th January.

Hope you all have a happy and safe holiday break!

Celebrate with us! 

As we reflect on the incredible year we’ve had at Sussex Neighbourhood House, we are excited to invite you to a free community event celebrating our collective achievements and the spirit of unity that defines us. This year has been filled with inspiring moments, and we want to express our gratitude to each and every one of you who has been a part of the year that was.

🌈 Event Details:
Date: Wednesday December 6th
Time: 3:30pm – 6pm
Location: 7 Prospect Street, Pascoe Vale
Admission: Free

🎉 What’s on for the night:

🤝 Why Attend?

🌟 RSVP:
To ensure we have enough for everyone, please RSVP by 30 November at 9354 2210 or fill this online form.

Let’s come together to celebrate the strength of our community and the strides we’ve made in learning, growing, and supporting one another. We look forward to seeing you there!

Let’s Shoot is back for November! Join in for an introduction to practical filmmaking

Open to anyone 18+, this two part workshop will introduce you to filmmaking and production theory onsite at SNH before heading to the RMIT media precinct to put your knowledge into practice, using real cameras, sound and lighting equipment, and exploring 3D animated spaces.

The workshop takes place over two days:

Day Two Activities:

CLICK HERE to register

 

 

 

Welcome to PUPS – the Pop-Up Painting Society presented at Sussex Neighbourhood House.

PUPS is suitable for 18-25’s who are interested in gaining artistic skills and connecting with their creative side through the joy of making with the support of your instructor, Scarlet.

Scarlet will guide you in these one-off workshops and assist you to explore a range of creative processes and skills, from idea generation, drawing and watercolour painting, to paper pop-up construction and artbook making techniques, and introduce you to materials, tools and their applications. You will be shown in this session step-by-step how to make a layered illustrated pop-up artwork, incorporating 3-dimensional paper elements and drawing inspiration from the natural world and your imagination.

PUPS is suitable for people of all artistic skill levels and is ideal for people interested in making and learning about interactive artbooks in a fun, safe and relaxed space.

Workshop dates:

The next Pascoe Vale Repair Café will feature a range of textile repairers and materials for your mending needs.

Sunday 5th November
10am – 1pm
7 Prospect St, Pascoe Vale

Introducing destash and DIY project swap tables Bring yours and take ours! 

DESTASH: 
Bring your extra textiles and accessories of good quality to help our sewing repairers, or pick up something for your own mending.
E.g. small bits of fabric, bobbins, scissors…

Destash table is free for swaps or donations.

DIY PROJECT: 
If you have any excess DIY craft projects, bring them down to donate or swap with other leftover local pieces of work.
E.g. zip wallets, hot water bottle covers, tote bags, soft toys…

Swap or buy!

If you’d like to know more, call Rachel on 9354 2210. 

 

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The Sussex Neighbourhood House Annual General Meeting is being held on Thursday 12 October 2023 from 7pm where the Committee of Governance for 2023-2024 will be elected by Members entitled to vote. It will also include confirmation of previous AGM minutes and consideration of all annual reports, including Financial and Auditor.Please note that there will be a special resolution to vote on proposed changes to the SNH Constitution. If you wish to join the online AGM on the large screen at Sussex Neighbourhood House, you are invited to attend from 6pm for a light supper. Please RSVP to 9354 2210 for catering purposes if you wish to do this.If you would like to join the meeting online, please email enquiries@sussexnh.org.au requesting the Zoom link. 

School holiday activities are now available for booking!

Click here to view the programs and to book your spot.

Please fill one form per child attending, or give us a call on 9354 2210 if you’d like some help.

 

Pascoe Vale Repair Café this Sunday! 

We’re open this Sunday September 3rd, 10am to 1pm
Get your item/s mended while you pick up some tips and tricks from local repairers.
 
Repairers available: 
  • Glenn (Coburg & Pascoe Vale Men’s Shed) and Nick – Electrical, sound equipment
  • Peter – Handyperson
  • Moya – Locksmith and knife sharpening
  • Margaret – Heavy duty machine sewing
  • Leanda – Machine & hand sewing
  • Bev and friend (Pascoe Vale Spinners & Weavers) – Hand sewing & woollen repairs
  • Ali – Hand sewing and mobile and tablets recycle collection.
 
No bookings required, see you on the day! 
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