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FREO MEN’S SHED A GREAT COMMUNITY HUB

Posted in city of fremantle, community, education, men, mental health, social services, Uncategorized by freoview on June 22, 2020

 

 

The Freo Men’s Shed is not at all a meeting place for grumpy old men, but instead a real community hub were people gather, relax and do handy and community work together.

Of the 330 members the shed has 50% are under the age of 50 and there are 50 female members among them. I heard there was a meeting in Booyeembara Park yesterday to start a women’s shed.

I had a chat with president Mark Thomas and lifelong member Bill Johnstone on Friday and they told me about the many things the Freo Men’s Shed has been involved in, from woordworking classes for Christian Brothers College students, to looking after the organic vegetable gardens, helping out at the women’s health centre, supporting the Hilton PCYC, doing handy services for single women who need support, making a book tree for a local school, assisting with mental health programs for youth, music jam sessions, etc.

There are wood and metal workshop spaces, a music space, and they are happy to help out and give handy tips

They also have a team removing non spray graffiti every Tuesday around Fremantle, and told me they are very disappointed about the bad and incorrect press they have been getting lately.

The official name is the Fremantle Men’s Community Shed, and one can see why, because the shed is a place to hang out, meet mates, help out in the community, tend to the gardens.

They also make beautiful woodwork for the shop, which is in an old railway carriage, so if you are looking for great handmade cheese or cutting boards, etc. make sure to visit the shop.

Find out opening times by emailing freomenshed@iinet.net.au or give them a call on 9337 8614

 

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FREO BARBER KENNEDY ON THE MOVE

Posted in city of fremantle, men, Uncategorized by freoview on May 20, 2020

 

It is disappointing to hear that the landlord of barber Peter Kennedy, who has been running the cute little barbershop between Alma Street and Wray Avenue on South Terrace for decades, has refused to renew the lease of the successful hairdresser.

Peter Kennedy is now forced to move to other premises, after he built up and improved the business so well, from just a one man operation to one where he often had three barbers in the shop.

The good news is that Peter Kennedy Barber will remain in Fremantle and become even more central, as he will be moving into the former Wrightsons shop in William Street, straight opposite the Townhall and next to Parlapa cafe.

Pete is a real top bloke, so support him and get your hair cut when he moves business. He is still operating at South Terrace for a short while.

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FREO MEN’S SHED FOR ALL ABILITIES

Posted in city of fremantle, disability, men, Uncategorized by freoview on September 1, 2019

 

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FREO MEN’S SHED OPEN DAY

Posted in fremantle, men by freoview on March 2, 2017

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The Fremantle Men’s Shed are having an OPEN DAY this Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.

There will be vintage machinery and motorbikes on display, live music and BBQ and for the handymen also a tool auction.

 

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