Multiple tenants in Bridgwater now have tidier-looking homes thanks to funding to build recycling bin shelters.

A total of 41 shelters were built by Somerset Levels and Moors Shed (SLaMS), a charity which helps communities with shed-related projects, part of the UK’s Men’s Shed Association.

SLaMS’ members, known as ‘shedders’, range from retirees, those out of work, carers needing time out, and individuals with long-term medical conditions, with the group aiming to offer a supportive environment for its members.

The work was made possible by £4,920 of funding from Hinkley Point C Community Fund, alongside £1,845 from Shal Housing Association.

Lori Lee, the project manager for SLaMS said: “The shedders did a fantastic job of creating a solution to the recycling bin storage issue for housing association tenants.  

"I hope people enjoy making use of the new facilities. It would be great if this project makes people feel their local area is a nicer place to live with somewhere useful to store their bins away tidily.

"For many Men’s Shed members these types of projects offer a sense of purpose and pride in helping the local community.  This goes a long way to improve the wellbeing of those involved.

"It’s a win-win for the volunteers and the wider community.”