The New Year has started off with a bang for members of the Bathurst Men’s Shed thanks to support from the NSW Government and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole.
They will receive a grant of $4600 to undertake a number of improvements which will make their clubrooms in Havannah Street more user friendly.
This includes $2100 to upgrade the lighting inside the premises and $2500 to help with the completion of some much-needed plumbing work as well as the purchase of welding tables and storage space for welding gear.
Mr Toole said the lighting inside the hall is outdated and will be upgraded with LED lights which will give better illumination to areas where wood working equipment is located.
“Several of the club’s members are also keen welders and having the right equipment for this skill is important,” he said.
“Not only are they quite proficient at making and repairing items, they are also able to pass their knowledge onto other members.
“Being able to offer welding to the comprehensive range of wood-working skills at the Men’s Shed gives the members another option in what they are able to do, not only for themselves but also for the wider community who are always welcome to call in and ask for help with their small projects.”
The Bathurst Men’s Shed gathers each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 8.30am until 12.30pm.