RINGWOOD Men’s Shed got stuck into their latest project to benefit the community.

Members of the group cleaned and painted the Acorn round metal ornamental seat in Friday’s Cross last month.

The group was started at the end of January last year by former town mayor Tim Ward and aims to tackle loneliness and isolation and be a way of getting involved in community projects.

Tim said they “jumped at the chance” to get involved with refreshing the Acorn seat when asked and even got in touch with the manufacturers for advice on materials to use before getting started.

“We’ve had lots and lots of positive comments from people in the town. It was very worthwhile doing,” added Tim.

“It’s all about working with and for the community.”

Tim said: “It is going very well. We are getting members and requests for help from other organisations.”

Members of the group have already taken on various tasks including painting benches as well as taking part in litter picks and weed pulls.

For more information about the group and how to get involved visit: ringwoodmensshed.org

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