Shed team build up hub
NEW ROTUNDA PART OF BIG PLANS FOR SPACE
CONSTRUCTION of a rotunda for the Willmot Community Hub has started, with the resident Men’s Shed team making use of donated timber.
David Luxford, 46, leads the Men’s Shed program at the site, and has grand plans for the outdoor space.
The qualified landscaper hopes to create an inviting community area, complete with a basketball hoop and ample seating.
“I’m a bit old-school. I grew up in Blackett – this is my town and these are my people,” Mr Luxford said.
He has been working closely with Graceades Cottage program development worker Ivanka Pelikan on a vision to duplicate the Bidwill success for Willmot.
“Ivanka is an amazing and passionate person,” Mr Luxford said.
“She got into Graceades and her persistence earned her respect from the community,” he said.
“People here are tired of programs and people coming in and out.
“They promise the world and never deliver.
“Ivanka stuck it out and made all the difference.”
The Men’s Shed meet every Thursday, from 1-3pm, at the Willmot Community Hub, and Mr Luxford issued an open invitation to any man wanting to take part.
One member, Lynley Lee, said he really enjoyed his time at the shed.
A fence will be installed at the hub in coming weeks to secure the grounds before the outdoor work starts to improve the building facade and gardens.
Volunteers can help progress the vision at the site, by calling Ivanka on 9628 2045.
David Luxford, Darren Olsen, Lynley Lee and Sep Euta work on the Willmot Community Hub.