Ageing Better Middlesbrough approached us because they wanted to offer something over and above the allotment project and thought we might make the perfect partner. With their help we have cleared a large storage area at the rear of our Marton Road shop and have employed a sessional worker who was already a volunteer at the site. This skilled carpenter has been renovating as well as recycling furniture and, with the assistance of our first ‘shedder’, has been constructing workbenches for the group.
We envisage a variety of woodworking schemes initiating at these workbenches from items the shedders bring along from home for repair/renovation to community projects.
The project will initially run for three hours a day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.