Meet the Shedders!
We are a group, based in Collingham, and have recently launched our new Shed just off Station Road in the village. The Shed is actually a well equipped workshop space which we are renovating. Many boxes of tools have been generously donated to us.
The Shed is supported by the parish council, district council and county council. Some 20 or so people have joined up so far, ranging from hard working hobbyists to willing handymen and those who just appreciate a tea or coffee in a convivial atmosphere. And our members come from all over the local district, as well as Collingham itself.
We currently meet each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday each morning from 10am to 1pm
About Men in Sheds
A Men's Shed offers members the opportunity to share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive place.
They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure where men come together to work, or just chat.
Recently we have been enjoying some additional and 'quieter' activities such as art, computer work and digital photography.
About our shed
The Shed is supervised by responsible convenors, which are acquainted with proper safety procedures and can provide practical advice about using our comprehensive range of power tools.
Amongst the projects we have taken on have been the preparation of items for display and sale at the May Fair, a collection of bat-boxes made at the request of Gusto Homes, as well as carrying out improvements to the premises, making it a real home from home.
But now that we have settled in, it is time to look forward and to see what we can offer to the community.
Benefits of joining the Men in Sheds project
It gives you the chance to:
- make new friends
- experience the camaraderie of working with others
- put practical skills to good use and also share them with others
- try something new and learn new skills
- support the local community
- learn about other activities and services in the area
We are hoping that you will join us to put your skills to good use, share your knowledge, learn new skills and generally put the world to rights over a cup of tea!