New Men’s Shed at home in Sorrento

Published on 13 November 2018

Peninsula Men's Shed

On Tuesday 23 October, Mornington Peninsula Shire presented John Stevens, president of the Point Nepean Men’s Shed, with the keys to the Sorrento Hangar previously used by the Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad (SPRS), allowing the newly established Men’s Shed to set up a permanent home base.

Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill said “council is keen to continue supporting these groups in their efforts to better local connections and will work together to support the health and wellbeing of our community”.

Nepean Ward Councillor Bryan Payne said “the community spoke up and we’ve responded in support of the group with a temporary lease of the hangar to the Point Nepean Men’s Shed.

Nepean Ward Councillor Hugh Fraser said “we’re thrilled to provide a home and some certainty to the newly established Point Nepean Men’s Shed.

“This new base will enable the group to carry out community projects and attract new members while also revitalising the vacant hangar to once again provide an asset to the community”.

The Point Nepean Men’s Shed welcome new members to come along and take up the opportunity to share skills and knowledge, refresh some old hobbies and develop new friendships.

Although located in Sorrento, the group welcomes anyone from across the Peninsula who might be looking for social connection in the community.

The group is actively partnering with local schools, community groups and service providers to support a range of community services within the local area.

This is the eleventh Men’s Shed group established on the Mornington Peninsula with the Rosebud and District Men’s Shed in Capel Sound nearing completion.

PICTURE DETAILS: (L – R) Jonathan Chivers, Cr Fraser, John Stevenson (President Point Nepean Men's Shed), Terry Phippen, Rob Coller (Secretary Point Nepean Men's Shed) and Cr Payne.