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MP VISITS WEST WIGHT MEN IN SHEDS

L-R: Bob Seely, Cllr John Howe, David Waldock, and Ian Wright

West Wight Men in Sheds enjoyed a visit from Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely last Friday (5th July).

Mr Seely requested to visit the West Wight Shed to find out more about the project and the work the shed does. This included the work members do in the local community.

On arrival, Bob was met by members of the shed as well as Councillor John Howe (Totland) and also representatives of both Totland & Freshwater Parish Council. He was shown around the shed and was interested to know why there was a dedicated computer area. The sheds secretary Ian Wright explained that the shed will be offering basic computer skills courses which will include setting up an email address, how to send and receive emails and using the internet safely on a one to one basis.

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Mr Seely was then guided around the workshop and shown pictures of past community projects that the West Wight shed have worked on including the sentry box at Fort Victoria, raised allotment beds for the West Wight Time Bank and the painting of the outside of the FYT Bus office last summer.

Mr Seely was also shown an old butter churn that is currently being restored for West Wight Pet Lifeline and told about at least another 6 projects that the West Wight Shed has in the pipeline.

If your interested in joining West Wight Men in Sheds, pop along for a cup of tea and a biscuit on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 10:00-15:00 on Totland Recreation Ground or email [email protected]. You can also phone 01983 897352.

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Martin
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Martin

Well, he’s got to be seen doing something I suppose….

Mr Angry
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Mr Angry

Hand shakes and kissing babies, MPs still think that works. He may try answering his emails!

jamie
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jamie

Thats probably why hes gone to men in sheds, for the training on how to use a computer!

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