Men in Sheds drop-in event popular with would-be members

October 30 2017

MORE than 100 people attended a drop-in event in Yate for those interested in forming a Men in Sheds group.

MORE than 100 people attended a drop-in event in Yate for those interested in forming a Men in Sheds group.

 Groups have been established in other parts of the country and are increasing in popularity, providing welcoming environments aimed primarily at older men who want to learn new skills, share existing ones and make new friends.

Members can work on their own projects or others to help their local communities.

Yate’s event in the Armadillo youth cafe was organised by the town council, with representatives from other Men in Shed groups explaining what they did.

They included Ian Richardson-Baker, of the Thornbury group, Martin Castree of Patchway and Mervyn Bishop of Warmley.

The council said it was delighted at the response to the event and the enthusiasm for setting up a group in the town.

Councillor Sue Walker, a representative of the Yate Ageing Better working group, said: “We are committed to provision for older residents in our town and the Men in Sheds project is one strand of that work which we are thrilled to see being supported.”

More information about the group can be obtained by emailing  info@yatetowncouncil.gov.uk or phoning 01454 866506.