What is The Shed?
We’re supported by the Men’s Shed Association but that doesn’t mean we only welcome men. That’s why we’ve called ourselves a Community Shed.
Men’s Sheds (or Community Sheds) are like your own garden shed – somewhere to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Community Sheds are the opposite.
Community Sheds are about companionship and making friends, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter.
We offer friendship and support to people who like doing useful things, as well as a mending and practical service to the wider community.
Our shed is Ross’s veg shed reborn. In our workshop you can get involved in woodwork, metalwork, restoration and basic electrical repairs.
The association gives support and guidance to individuals and groups across the UK in starting and managing a Shed. Loneliness and isolation can be as bad for our health as obesity and excessive smoking.
Sheds are about meeting people, having fun, sharing skills and knowledge and gaining a renewed sense of purpose and belonging.
Sheds reduce isolation and feelings of loneliness, helping people to deal with mental health challenges and remain independent, they rebuild communities and even save lives.
Sheds are vital!
Car Boot Sale Sunday 8th May 2022
The event was a big success! Lots of happy bargain hunters, donations found new homes and £148 raised to support The Shed. Well done to Ed and the team. Job done!
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