Mens shed ready to grow

BROADFORD Mens Shed will be able in expand their membership with its new shed currently under construction. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes, alongside representatives of Mitchell Shire Council and the Victorian Mens Shed Association, visited the site at the Droadford Living and Learning Centre on Tuesday to inspect the 180,000 project alter the state government provided funding of $53,814. Currently, the shed has 10 members and struggles to fit them all in its current facility let alone store all its materials and tools. Broadford Mens Shed president John Drissett said the new shed will make all the difference in the world. At the moment, we just cant operate with the lack of space for storage, he said. This will provide the space we need and allow our membership to grow because we just cant take anymore, as much as wed like to. Ms Symes said any initiative that supports people to come together and connect is a great thing to get behind. I know theyre keen for health seminars and bringing in speakers as well as continuing on with their great efforts of community infrastructure development, she said. We heard today theyre building some equipment for a local primary school, they do a great job of contributing wooden items, in particular, to make our communities better. The Mens Shed members have done outstanding work for their community and area great example of how shedders make a difference to peoples lives. Ms Symes added the new shed ties in with the redeveloped Broadford Living and Learning Centre to celebrate the growing Broad ford community. Were a growing community so having different options for people who are new to town is a really great way to meet new people, she added. Id encourage anyone in Broadford whether theyve been here for years or are new to come down and check it out because its a welcoming environment and Im sure theres something for everyone. Ms Symes encouraged those wanting to join their local Mens Shed to contact Broadford Mens Shed on 5784 2043, Kilmore Mens Shed on 5781 0601.