Men’s Shed – Shed West Kenmore and Bellbowrie
Thank you Madam Deputy Chairman,
I’m so proud to stand before you and highlight the longstanding community spirit of the people of the Pullenvale Ward.
In particular the collective of men from the Men’s Shed – Shed West Kenmore and Bellbowrie who held a Giant Garage Sale recently for the community of the Pullenvale Ward whereby handmade wooden toys were for sale, order were taken for Santa, leather work of stockwhips, stockman’s belts, handbags, furniture plus many other bric-a-brac.
A morning that saw many new faces, families and men visit the Kenmore site to rummage through the many treasures that were for sale, a fabulous sausage sizzle, even the resident rather extremely large carpet snake came out to visit and sun itself!
The Shed West movement commenced in 2010 at 98 Brookfield Road, Kenmore and since that time number have grown that they now have two locations being Kenmore and 55 Priors Pocket Road, Bellbowrie.
These men in the Est have come together to unite to create a healthy and alternative environment. As each and every man involved do all that they do as they are committed to providing a safe, welcoming and creative environment which serves a wide range of needs for men.
These spaces are where men of all ages, cultures and abilities come to improve their skills, interact with their fellow man, a place to create and share their ideas, assist the less fortunate, expand their personal skills, foster interest in the local community and contribute to its benefit.
These men are also one afternoon each week gather together in the Kenmore Library Meeting rooms to socialise, to listen to guest speakers on many varying topics about men’s health issues, financial planning, community services, mental health and other matters which they may have otherwise ignored.
Madam Deputy Chairman, I applaud the tireless work of the men at Shed West Kenmore and Bellbowrie for all that they do and contribute to the Pullenvale Ward community. Thank you Men Shedders of the West!