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Tweed Men’s Shed settle on Park St site, now talks begin

John Pitt, second from left, says the Tweed Men's Shed group will host a fundraiser next month.
John Pitt, second from left, says the Tweed Men's Shed group will host a fundraiser next month. John Gass

FOLLOWING a meeting with Tweed council representatives, members of the newly established Tweed Men's Shed have concluded that the only viable location for their clubhouse is at Park St, Tweed Heads.

The club aims to meet with senior council staff later this month to get a lease on the site so they can start developing their shed.

Acting Men's Shed president John Pitt said the process would take some time and asked his membership to be patient.

"The Men's Shed is taking shape, if you haven't been, come and join us for a cuppa at about 10am on Tuesdays," Mr Pitt said.

Until its new clubhouse is completed, the club meets at the community room in Tweed City.

Mr Pitt added the plan for the new shed was a two part plan and depending on funding, the first part was the creation of a shed of about 26m by 10.5m.

The shed would accommodate a woodworking, metalworking and meeting room as well as toilets and office space.

To raise the necessary funds to allow the shedders to go ahead, a fundraiser is planned for Sunday, February 10 from 8am until 4pm at Bunnings in Tweed South.

The next general meeting for the shedders is planned for Thursday, January 24 at the community room at Tweed City.

"We've returned to the community room because it's air-conditioned," Mr Pitt said.

The shedders also hold regular fundraisers at Bunnings on Thursday evenings so keep your eyes peeled and support the men in their community spirited efforts.

Topics:  tweed shire council



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