New project for older men set to launch

A new community project for older men is set to launch in West Bletchley.

West Bletchley Council (WBC) has started the wheels turning on Men in Sheds MK3.

Men in Sheds groups are being set up in local areas around the country, using woodwork and other activities to support older men.

This would be the second Shed in Milton Keynes, with Men in Sheds MK, based at Kiln Farm, being one of the biggest Sheds in the country.

The Bletchley group will be smaller and predominantly run by and for MK3 residents.

Home of the West Bletchley Carnival, Rickley Park currently houses largely unused football changing rooms.

With an identified need to engage with the large population of older men across MK3, the parish council started talks with the UK Men’s Shed Association and the Royal Voluntary Service about converting one or two of the changing rooms into workshops – or a ‘Men’s Shed’.

Anyone interested is invited to a meeting at WBC offices on Tuesday November 17, at 11am. Lunch will be provided, with a walk to look at the Rickley Park site at noon.