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Portsmouth MP labels Portsea Men’s Shed a ‘vital community hub’ following its recent move

Stephen Morgan MP has labelled Portsea Men’s Shed a ‘vital community hub’ to give local men an opportunity to make new friends and make a contribution locally.

It comes following it’s reopening in Portsea in June, after a lengthy period of searching for a new operational base following its departure from its original site at St George’s Church.

The city MP has helped the charity ensure a bright future since being elected, securing funding for the project via the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) und and supporting the projects by volunteers in other ways.

The regular members of Portsea Men’s Shed have been busy fitting out tools and workbenches as they look forward to opening up for new members and carrying out community projects.

Visiting today, the Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South, Stephen Morgan, commented:

“It’s great to be back with Portsea Men’s Shed at the new home in our city.

“After previously working to secure local community funding for this fantastic project, I’m glad to see it being able to continue to provide the important opportunities and programmes to local residents as it always has.

“The last 18 months have left many people feeling isolated and cut-off from the rest of the world, which is why Portsea Men’s Shed is so important for helping local residents reconnect with the community, whilst offering them a real chance to help others in a meaningful way.”

It is understood the project is looking for new members.