Men in Sheds is a project aimed specifically at men aged 50+ and looks to bring men together to put their practical skills to good use and encourage them to be more socially active.
It provides a space to develop a hobby workshop where men can work together on a range of practical activities. This could focus on woodworking, horticulture or metal work, however, new project ideas are always welcome.
Members can put their skills to good use, share their knowledge, learn new skills and generally put the world to rights over a cup of tea. People can come from a wide variety of backgrounds ranging from highly skilled to those with little or no experience, but all work together and there is a role for everyone!
It gives men the chance to:
Make new friends.
Experience the camaraderie of working with other men.
Put practical skills to good use and also share them with others.
Try something new and learn new skills.
Support their local community.
Now restrictions have been relaxed, we propose to open on Mondays from 10am – noon, and on Wednesdays from 2pm – 4pm, the Shed is the building located next to the squash courts behind Kings, off Pixon Lane car park (watch out for the speed bumps).
New sign fitted August 2021
It is early days, the “shed” needs extending and a lot of TLC.
Members always welcome to come to our meetings and meet fellow “Shedders” for an introductory chat and a cuppa. Initial visit is free, but we have an annual subscription of £25 and £1 per session for tea/coffee.