First frame of the Woodwork Shed extension goes up".
L to R: Arnold Tibbetts, Paul Hurrell, Ron Petersen & Colin Richardson.

Rolleston Mens Shed

03.04.2018

It’s been a busy few months of ’shed building’ for the Rolleston Men’s Shed group as they not only worked on the assembly of small garden sheds, but also got to grips with a major construction job.

The group have been busy with the build of their ‘Woodwork Shed’ thanks to a generous grant from Pub Charities. This grant has allowed Rolleston Men’s Shed to undertake the construction of this extension, something that has become very necessary for the group to prosper.

“Benches and machine tools take up room, even before members start working, so room to move around and actually complete projects is important to the Shed’s success,” said Men’s Shed spokesperson, Sandy Ferguson.

“We have also built a small extension, in the form of roofing, between the Woodwork and Metalwork Shops so that stock can be stored under cover,” Sandy added.

Rolleston Men’s Shed members continue to work on the pipe statues for Rolleston, a modification of the Fire Brigade’s van and a large number of smaller projects.

“New members are joining and the welcome mat is out for them,” Sandy commented.
“We are still collecting old batteries for fundraising and these can be dropped off at the Men’s Shed premises in Dynes Road, or contact us if a pickup of same is required – mensshedrolleston@gmail.com,” he concluded.