Members of the Three Towns Men’s Shed are looking forward to being able to expand their activities as the group moves to larger premises.

The shed has met in the Focus Community Learning Centre in Saltcoats since last year but has been limited in the projects it can carry out due to lack of space.

With the impending closure of the Focus Centre, the shed has now announced plans to relocate to the former Three Towns Motor Project building.

With more space to expand, the shed secretary is interested in welcoming new members and hearing ideas for any potential projects they will now have the room for.

Secretary of the Three Towns Men’s Shed, Donald McLarty, told the Herald: “We have about 60 members, many of whom don’t always come because of space. This move is going to be give us space to expand.

“It’s a new beginning for us. Fresh members are always welcome.”

New and old members are invited to discuss any ideas for potential activities at a meeting on Thursday, June 20 at Sainsbury’s in Saltcoats at 7pm until 8.30pm (at the latest). Tea and coffee will be available from 6.30pm and those attending are advised to enter by the main door and sign in at the customer services desk.

Donald added: “This is an opportunity for us to expand, both the size and scope of our activities.

Lack of space at the Focus limited our activities to woodworking and a few minor activities but now we will have loads of space to do what you want. We need to know what that is.

“We hope to have a good discussion as to the future activities of the shed which allow all members to work together and share their experience. Any sensible idea that can be carried out within the shed will be considered.”

A Men’s Shed is a place to relax over a cuppa, play cards, have a laugh with new friends or work on creative projects, such as woodworking.

The Three Towns Men’s Shed currently meets on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 10am-3pm in the Focus Centre.