Community group hits its first bench mark

From left, Simon Ferr�, John Worley, Lesley Clayton John Boden and Phill Strawn
From left, Simon Ferr�, John Worley, Lesley Clayton John Boden and Phill Strawn
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HAVANT men’s shed group has completed its first community project since the organisation’s formation.

The men worked hard putting together a communal park bench that has been placed outside The Rowans Hospice, on Purbrook Heath Road.

The group, based in Fraser Road, Havant, is made up of retired men who come together to share their skills, tools and enthusiasm in building projects to enhance the area.

All the materials for the projects undertaken by the group are donated to the men to work on.

For the park bench the timber was supplied by Stansted Park House and Gardens, while the iron frame was found by a member near a pub in Worcester.

The club has been given its second project to work on, after the bench they replaced was deemed unsafe, the group will now start work repairing this second bench.

Project leader, John Worley said: ‘We have been delighted to hone our carpentry skills with this challenge.’