Cockburn Men’s Shed looking for help with move

Cockburn Men’s Shed looking for help with move

THE Cockburn Men’s Shed is looking for experienced hands to guide it through transition.

With the club on the move from Wattleup to a future base in Cockburn Central, treasurer Geoff Webb said committee members were needed to provide leadership during an important time.

The club was dealt a blow when chairman Mike Manning was forced to step down recently due to concerns with his health.

“The main requirement at present is finding an experienced manager and administrators to come onto the committee on a volunteer basis to transition the Shed to the new home in Cockburn Central,” Mr Webb said.

The $1.35m project is being developed on the corner of Buckley and Sullivan streets.

A ceremonial sod-turning event was held in July to celebrate a Lotterywest grant for the build worth $484,000.

But Cockburn’s engineering and works director Charles Sullivan said actual work would start in June.

“We envisaged construction would start in April but this has now been delayed until approximately June with estimated completion in October and the opening planned for November 2017,” he said.

The new facility will house the Men’s Shed and a number of other community organisations.

“Men’s sheds are important community facilities which have been demonstrated to improve mental health and wellbeing of men,” Mr Sullivan said.

“This facility will also provide benefits for other community groups including families and young people who will be sharing the shed facilities and undertaking programs.”

If you would like to join the local Shed, contact Mr Webb on 0414 771 291.