Men’s shed wel­comed lease

Other sites of­fered were not re­jected by as­so­ci­a­tion

Isis Town and Country - - News - By ROB DIGHT CHILDERS MEN’S SHED PRES­I­DENT

IT’S good news that we can fi­nally be­gin work to build a per­ma­nent home for the Childers Dis­trict Men’s Shed fol­low­ing the of­fi­cial with­drawal of the ap­peal lodged with the Plan­ning and En­vi­ron­ment Court by the Childers & Dis­trict Fruit & Veg­etable Grow­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion.

Now that the ap­peal is no longer be­fore the courts, it per­haps is an ap­pro­pri­ate time to share the fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion which should clar­ify some of the more ob­vi­ous mis­un­der­stand­ings.

In the past the shed had been of­fered a num­ber of sites in the town by the coun­cil and the Mill – none of which were re­jected by the Men’s Shed.

So you can understand that we, as an As­so­ci­a­tion, wel­comed and ac­cepted the of­fer of a lease on 3a North Street as Coun­cil were plan­ning a Ma­te­rial Change of Use on th­ese prop­er­ties to Sports & Recre­ation (the Men’s Shed comes into that cat­e­gory as a Meet­ing Place for the com­mu­nity).

The Childers Dis­trict Men’s Shed As­so­ci­a­tion holds a 10 year lease on Lot 3a North Street and, de­spite the lengthy de­lay plans are well ad­vanced and we should see the beginnings of de­vel­op­ment in the very near fu­ture.

The Childers Dis­trict Men’s Shed As­so­ci­a­tion Inc is a not for profit reg­is­tered char­ity com­mit­ted to de­vel­op­ing a fa­cil­ity the whole com­mu­nity can ben­e­fit from.

Shed mem­ber­ship con­tin­ues to grow and we are aware of many po­ten­tial mem­bers just wait­ing for a per­ma­nent home to be built.

I thank the shed mem­bers for their pa­tience and also the res­i­dents, busi­nesses and ser­vice clubs of the Childers com­mu­nity for their con­tin­ued quiet, but much ap­pre­ci­ated, back­ing and en­cour­age­ment over the last 10 months.

Pub­lic sup­port at our sausage siz­zles at Wool­worths and raf­fles held in the main street has al­ways been strong and pos­i­tive.

Shed mem­ber­ship con­tin­ues to grow and we are aware of many po­ten­tial mem­bers just wait­ing for a per­ma­nent home to be built

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.