Why are Sheds Needed?
The Men’s Shed movement began in Australia when men realised the value of coming together around practical tasks on a regular basis, particularly if they had a designated place or workshop where tools and work in progress could be stored. It appealed to men both living alone or with partners and at all ages. Although the vast majority of ‘shedders’ are at, or beyond, retirement you do not need to be at retirement age to join in. In fact Men’s Sheds appeal to a wide variety of people, such as:
Sheds in the UK
There are almost 300 Sheds open in the UK, with nearly 100 more in the planning. Sheds vary from full-time projects in substantial premises to groups meeting in village halls and community centres for only a few hours a week.
Most Sheds have been started by their users with local support, donations of tools and premises being given, borrowed and used often in exchange for repair work. Further information at the UK Men’s Sheds Association - www.menssheds.org.uk
A Shed in Street
Does this sound like a great project to get involved with? If you would like to be involved in starting a Men’s shed in Street or receive more information about a Men’s Shed project in Street contact Brian Bastable on 01458 443940 or send an email to Brian. Visit the Street website at: www.streetmensshed.btck.co.uk
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