Plans to form a ‘Men’s Shed’ for the Tenby area are moving forward, with the town’s iconic St Catherine’s Island set to host an information session next week.

Pembrokeshire’s Luke Conlon who is part of the Men2Men network that has been set up recently has been looking for a suitable location for the Men’s Shed which gives males the opportunity to form friendships and combat isolation and loneliness.

The Men’s Shed will be a space for men to gather and share skills to make things for the community, and the historic Island which sits alongside Tenby’s Castle Beach, could be a unique location for the initiative.

Volunteers from Men2Men recently undertook a spruce-up of the nearby bandstand on Castle Hill, with the team spending two weeks repainting the railings.

“We are looking for men to volunteer with us to develop opportunities for men to meet and form friendships and combat isolation and loneliness being experienced by us men, together,” Luke told the Observer recently.

“Through walking groups, photography, wood turning, cooking...etc, anything men want to develop to bring men together in the spirit of friendship.

“The development of a Men’s Shed in Tenby will be an example of men sharing skills and making things together in a space that’s owned by the men,” he added.

The information session will be held on Tuesday, June 29 on St Catherine’s Island between 4 and 5.30 pm.

If you would like to join the group, or attend the meeting, please contact Luke on [email protected] or phone 0790 8860061.

You can also check out the website: for further details.