About 40 interested people turned up at the first Shed Matters meeting held last month to gauge interest in the concept.
Shed matters is a group which aims to provide a space for those who have no access to tools to be able to use or hire them, and continue to be active. It also aims to be a place where creating, building and repairing skills are passed on to those who want to learn them.
Wider engagement in the community is also part of the vision as groups from Shed Matters offer help for local projects, families and individuals.
Currently, Shed Matters is a core group with a great idea, but judging from the interest and feedback on hearing the vision for the project, it became obvious that this is an idea that will be going places.
Principal co-ordinator Shelley West says, “We’re really encouraged by the response, and the range of people who showed interest - many of whom have years of tool-related experience. And it was good to get some more ideas sparking off what we presented. It’s given us a solid direction.”
If you would like to know more about Shed Matters, contact Shelley on 021 290 0856 or firstname.lastname@example.org.