Men’s shed takes shape
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.
Manning Seniors Board president Rob Burton and planning committee chairman Rob Uppill.