Street Men’s Shed is this year’s winner of the Cosyfeet Community Project Award for Somerset. The shed provides a meeting place for men to meet, communicate and create using the tools and equipment provided. Members use the Men’s Shed facilities for a diverse range of projects including making furniture and fencing as well as restoring objects such as grandfather clocks, vintage radios and fishing rods. There are currently 54 members, most of whom are men aged over 65, although membership is open to all. The £750 award will be used to purchase much-needed equipment such as a metal working lathe as well as other tools and materials.

Street Men’s Shed members at a Tuesday morning meeting. Left to right: Graham, Brian, Stuart, Richard, Phillipe, Trevor, Mike, Richard, Steve, Tim, Dave, Harry, David, Alf.
Street Men’s Shed members at a Tuesday morning meeting. Left to right: Graham, Brian, Stuart, Richard, Phillipe, Trevor, Mike, Richard, Steve, Tim, Dave, Harry, David, Alf.