Carnoustie and Monifieth Men’s Shed is set to benefit after a community asset transfer was approved for them to lease The Panmure Centre in Carnoustie, following a decision of Angus Council’s Policy and Resources Committee yesterday (8 June 2021).
The committee agreed to transfer control of The Panmure Centre in Carnoustie to the Carnoustie and Monifieth Men’s Shed with a 25-year lease.
Council Leader, Councillor David Fairweather said: “I’m delighted to see the community transfer asset approved for such a worthwhile community project and much-loved landmark building in Carnoustie.
“I hope this new base will help Men’s Shed build on and achieve greater outcomes both in terms of mental health improvements and the physical help that they already provide to many local men and third sector groups.
“Mental health and social isolation are a major concern, and initiatives such as the Men’s Shed are invaluable to ensure we offer men the mental health support and opportunities they need.”
The agreed community asset transfer will allow the Men’s Shed group to continue to offer creative and recreational opportunities to improve the social needs, health and wellbeing of men of all ages and backgrounds living in Carnoustie and Monifieth.
The fund agreed with Men’s Shed would be below market rent of just £1,500 per annum, but the council’s committee agreed this is counter-balanced by the mental health/community benefits that could be delivered which has considerable value to the public purse.
There’s details on community asset transfers in Angus on our website.