Mens Shed in Ferryside

Men In Sheds

At the former Education Centre Ferryside

2pm 16th September

 All are invited to discuss setting up a Mens Shed in Ferryside.

The international Mens Shed movement began in Australia in the mid 1990s.  A couple of men of retirement age hit on the idea of building themselves a communal shed so they could enjoy doing what they like doing with the added benefit of working with other men.  This idea spread like wildfire and are over 1400 sheds in Australia.  Four years ago, the Mens Shed concept was exported to Ireland and there are already over 140 sheds there.

The first shed opened in Wales this January in Carmarthen and we already have our first brother shed in Bridgend.  Plans are afoot for sheds to open in Ferryside, Conway, Denbigh and Cardiff.

The Ferryside Men’s Shed will be located in the old Educational Centre.in part of the ex-RAF hut.  It is hoped that the shed will host boat-building, beehive construction and mechanical repairs along with woodworking etc.  Anybody from the surrounding interested in more information please contact:

Robert Narayan-Taylor 07967 124046  – greither@europe.com

or

Les Jones 01267 267123  –  les.jones@btinternet.com

FSEG news September 2013

Ferryside Social Enterprise Group await the decision of the county a council on the award of a grant of approximately £14,000 to carry out the design phase for the development of the Education Centre Ferryside as a community hub. The decision is expected on October 10th.

If successful, the committee will proceed with a full grant application for the development via the Big Lottery Fund.The preliminary Lottery bid will be submitted in November and the design stage for the buildings should be ready by Jan 2nd, when the plans will go to tender.The final Lottery application should be submitted in February, following a full public consultation in the village. It is anticipated that the building project should be completed by April 2015.

A new website has now been set up at FSEG.org.uk and a Facebook site under

Ferryside Social Enterprise Group / Mudiad Cymdeithasol Glanyfferi. A public competition will be launched in Ferryside for the best Logo design, which will also be used on Facebook.

In the meantime, the Sports club, Men’s Sheds and Broadside Films are negotiation with the Count council for appropriate interim space at the centre.

The next meeting of FSEG will take place on Monday October 14th ,7pm at The White Lion Hotel, Glanyfferi.