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Hayling Island Men's Shed

It is with great pleasure that we announce the creation of a new Men’s Shed group on Hayling Island.

After a successful public meeting it was agreed to go ahead and a subsequent meeting has created a temporary committee of Gerry Johnson – Chairman, Tony George – Secretary and Roy Cadoux – Treasurer.

We currently meet at the United Reform Church, Hollow Lane, Hayling Island, PO11 9EY in the small hall each Thursday between 2 & 4pm for a cuppa and a chat and to discuss how to move forward. So if you are interested in becoming a shedder or just curious to find out more of what is involved please feel free to just come along and make yourselves known.

What is a Men’s Shed?
A Men’s Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy. A Men’s Shed offers this to a group of such men where members 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 venue. 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.

A Shed’s activities usually involve making or mending in wood (e.g. carpentry, joinery, turning, carving, whittling, marquetry, furniture renovation) but may include metalworking (milling, sheet metal, welding, etc.) bike repair, gardening, electronics, tool renovation, boat renovation, model engineering (model railways, planes) and even building a car! Reclamation, reuse and restoration will feature strongly – and some say that is true of the men too! Although Sheds mostly attract older men, some have included men of any age, women and young people. Whichever activities are pursued the essence of a Shed is not a building, which some don’t have, but the network of relationships between the members.

Register you interest by email now at info@haylingmensshed.org.uk or just turn up at the next meeting.

Posted on Wed, December 16 2015