OBERON Men’s Shed is working on an idea called The Fix It Workshop.
To make the concept work, the men’s shed is asking tradies, either retired or working, to give up a little time once a month at the Oberon Community Markets.
The Fix It Workshops are a growing trend around the world and are becoming increasingly popular in Australia.
The idea is to assemble a group of tradies in one place and invite community members to bring in small household items requiring minor work for fixing.
Oberon Men’s Shed is an ideal spot, being a casual space to work and advise other members of the community on minor repairs to things commonly found around their home.
A typical repair shouldn’t take more than 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
The community markets are an ideal forum as lots of people from the community come along to shop.
Oberon Men’s Shed will ensure any tradie who participates becomes a member of the shed for insurance purposes.
At this point in time, Oberon Men’s Shed is casting around to gauge the level of enthusiasm among local tradies.
The Fix It Workshop can’t work without enthusiastic tradies being involved.
This is a very different and engaging idea that will work if local tradies decide to become part of the project.
If you want to express interest or seek further information, please contact Lex Azzopardi on 0458 222 424 or Oberon Men’s Shed secretary David McMurray on 6336 5331.