Following the last Men’s Shed meeting, Community Council for Somerset (CCS) Village Agent Lucille Simms along with Susan Gerry-Riley, the Compassionate Community Networks Co-ordinator based in Weston Hospice, are holding a Men’s Shed breakfast drop-in on 16th March, 2016, at Nanny Ida’s Cafe, Church St, Wedmore, BS28 4AB, from 10am until 12 noon.
The Men’s Shed ‘movement’ started in Australia as a means of attracting this part of the community into an environment where the men can work together ‘shoulder to shoulder’. It’s a very hands-on approach and the emphasis is placed more on coming together to work on small projects (bird boxes, picture frames, furniture repair etc) than on talking.
Everyone is welcome if you wish to join and be part of the Men’s Shed movement in Wedmore. Do you have some spare time now you are retired and have skills in, building, carpentry, and painting or want to share your skills with others? Or are you interested in learning a skill and the running of the group? Or would you be interested in taking on a role, Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer or supervisor?
Lucille Simms Village Agent said: “The idea of the Men’s Shed group is very much a come and go group, there is no set timetable but more of a drop in on arranged days. There aren’t any expectations but a place to meet and share your skills or learn new ones. If you think that you maybe interested please do come along or get in touch.”
Somerset Village Agents live and work in their local area, making them perfectly placed to support individuals to improve the quality of life of people living in rural areas and support groups to set up, grow and flourish.
We hope to see you at the meeting but if you would like to get involved, please email [email protected] for further information.