Burnham-On-Sea Men's Shed group to hold formal opening
formal opening of Burnham-On-Sea's new 'Men's Shed' group is to
be held on Tuesday (July 4th).
group brings together a group of 'shedders' who share tools and
resources to undertake practical, hands-on projects in a friendly,
launch, which is open to all men, will be held at 3pm at Morland
Hall in Pearce Drive, off Morland Road, Highbridge.
Cradock, Chairman of the group, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
are calling it 'independent men's day' and formally opening the
group with a visit by the Deputy Mayor and local council representatives
who have supported us."
of the reasons for the launch of the group is that there are many
reports of loneliness among men. They don't socialise as much as
should do and that can lead to all manner of problems."
been found that they will socialise if they have an objective, which
is where the Men's Sheds comes in - we provide the facilities to
come together. We don't tell them what to do - they can just come
along for a chat and a cuppa if necessary."
Tuesday's opening there will be a short talk about the aims and
background of the group and then the Deputy Mayor will open it before
we will welcome all the members - we hope to have up to 60 people
group has chosen Morland Hall as its base and work is being completed
to adapt the facilities for its needs
are using part of the annexed section and have a large workbench
in place to work around, with several electric tools, extra lighting
and magnifying glasses," said Tony. "We hope to add a
Portakabin in the coming months to further develop the facilities."
group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8.45am-11.45am and 1.45pm-4.45pm,
timed to coincide with the connecting nearby bus service, and men
are welcome to call in for as many or as few sessions as they want.
thanked Burnham's Tesco store for backing the group, adding that
they have given refreshments for the opening day.
Some of the group's members at a recent meeting in the Town Council
Chambers in Burnham