All aboard the Workshop on Wheels

Hastings Mayor Cllr Judy Rogers is shown some DIY skills by  workshop tutor Ron Hall SUS-170221-112337001
Hastings Mayor Cllr Judy Rogers is shown some DIY skills by workshop tutor Ron Hall SUS-170221-112337001

It was standing room only for Hastings Mayor Judy Rogers when she boarded a local charity’s innovative Workshop on Wheels which aims to help the community brush up on it’s painting and DIY skills.

Hastings and Rother Furniture Service (HFS) welcomed Cllr Judy Rogers onboard its Workshop on Wheels (WoW) van at Four Courts Community Centre, Hastings last Friday (February 17).

Hastings Mayor Judy Rogers with HFS staff and visitors alongside the Workshop on Wheels SUS-170221-112324001

Hastings Mayor Judy Rogers with HFS staff and visitors alongside the Workshop on Wheels SUS-170221-112324001

The newly launched mobile DIY workshop, customised with workbenches and tool cupboards, offers Hastings and Rother residents the opportunity to try their hand at DIY and craft activities free of charge with the help of experienced, skilled tutors.

Cllr Rogers also met with the HFS team running the project and says she was impressed with what she saw.

“This is a fantastic, practical project to help people find out how to make and mend things in their homes,” she said.

HFS CEO Naomi Ridley says the charity has offered workshops and courses at its Hastings and Bexhill stores for many years, but this is the first time the charity has taken its upcycling and crafting activities out into the community. “The WoW van offers fun, friendly and free of charge sessions which are open to everyone, no experience needed,” she said.

The WoW van is scheduled to stop at Four Courts Community Centre on February 24 and March 3, 10-12.30 and on the same dates at the Robsack Centre, Hastings 1.30-4pm. Future venues and dates will be added to the WoW calendar throughout the year. For further details or to register if you have a community group that would like a visit from the WOW van, visit: www.hfs.org.uk

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