Sunday, 7 February 2016

Men's Shed now open in Burrowbridge

Aller residents are welcome to drop in to our new Men's Shed at Burrowbridge. You'll be assured of a friendly welcome.

Men's Sheds try to tackle the problem of isolation and loneliness that affects many older (and some younger) men when they have a major event in their lives. This might be retirement, redundancy, illness, a partnership ending or even moving to a new area. Men don't have the networks that women do, and much of their social contact is through their workplace.

SLaMS, Somerset Levels and Moors Sheds, is an attempt to form a network of sheds across our rural area where these problems are compounded by poor infrastructure and relatively small, scattered communities. We have just opened our hub Shed at the Somerset Levels Basket and Craft Centre on the A361 near Burrowbridge, where we have fairly basic woodwork facilities and space to sit and chat over a cup of tea. It is open on Tuesday mornings 9.30 - 12.30 and Thursday afternoons 1.30 - 4.30. More details at slams.org.uk, call Ivor Dixon on 01458 250603 or email levelopps@gmail.com.