Men's shed opens at Elermore Vale

TOOLED UP: From left, Cr Shayne Connell, community centre manager Lester Mostyn and volunteer Allan Lewis. –  Picture by Jonathan Carroll
TOOLED UP: From left, Cr Shayne Connell, community centre manager Lester Mostyn and volunteer Allan Lewis. – Picture by Jonathan Carroll

THE men of Newcastle’s western suburbs will stand shoulder to shoulder today, at the opening of the Elermore Vale Men’s Shed.

The shed, an initiative of Elermore Vale Community Centre manager Lester Mostyn, is one of several springing up in the Hunter as part of a national movement to tackle men’s health.

“We know that men don’t talk face to face, they talk shoulder to shoulder,’’ said Newcastle councillor Shayne Connell.

The official opening is at 10am at the Elermore Vale Community Centre.