Men’s shed takes shape

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Manning - Su­sanne Reilly

THE con­crete is down and the frames up; Man­ning Men’s Shed is on its way.

For about 2½ years, the Man­ning Se­niors Board has been plan­ning to build a Men’s Shed for men in the City of South Perth and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

While the shed, which is ex­pected to be com­pleted in De­cem­ber, is un­der con­struc­tion, the men will con­tinue to meet at Como Sec­ondary Col­lege.

With their com­bined wealth of knowl­edge, the men have been wel­comed into the wood­work and met­al­work class­rooms of the school.

In Oc­to­ber, the City of South Perth re­ceived a $150,000 Lot­tery­west grant for the con­struc­tion.

“The Man­ning Men’s Shed com­mit­tee has been work­ing to­wards es­tab­lish­ing a men’s shed for the past few years,” South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty said.

“This grant will go a long way in es­tab­lish­ing a per­ma­nent place for men to come to­gether and to build a stronger com­mu­nity.”

If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing the tem­po­rary or new shed, con­tact Glenn at the Man­ning Se­niors Ac­tiv­ity Cen- tre on 9450 6273, Shed­ders Su­per­vi­sor Ron Tomp­kin on 9367 7234 or Shed Sec­re­tary Kings­ley Water­house on 9457 4032.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Man­ning Se­niors Board pres­i­dent Rob Bur­ton and plan­ning com­mit­tee chair­man Rob Up­pill.

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