"So what”, we hear you asking, “is a Shed Club”?
We are "Sturton and District Shed Club" and we are a friendly group that plan to get together, to socialise on a regular basis, to carry out all sorts of projects and share experience in areas such as woodworking, wood turning, metalwork, gardening,household/car maintenance, IT, photography and anything else that takes our members fancies. In principle there are no fixed ideas, whatever the Group wish to do and dependent on what skills we all share. We are still at an early stage, but rapidly progressing and have already received significant funding grants to make our goals a reality.
We welcome interest from new members regardless of gender, age or experience levels. Please read below for more info and either sign up for our newsletter or contact us if you have any questions.
See you at the next meeting!!!"
Originally the Men’s Shed movement came over from Australia and is now also a national UK initiative that has expanded the activities undertaken by many men, pottering around in their garden sheds, from splendid isolation, into larger group meetings. They are not just about practical activities, but are also about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge and of course laughter. Starting in 2013 there were just 30 Men’s Sheds in the UK, by 2015 they became a Registered Charity, with a view to providing more formal support to the Men’s Shed movement. Fast forward to today and there are over 500 Men’s Sheds open and an additional 100 or more in development. That’s around 10,000 or more "Shedders", as we call them, benefiting from regular social interactions, new and improved skills, and regular, active participation in activities they enjoy. Our club is open to all adults aged 18 and over.
We suppose it could be conceived as the male answer to the WI !
At the moment, we are still in the very early phase of setting up a Shed for our district. We have been offered space in Bransby which is convenient for all participants, with the permission of Bransby Horses "https://bransbyhorses.co.uk" and are slowly building up interest. We hope to soon acquire secure units, (starting with a generous grant from Sturton By Stow Parish Council), where we can set up work benches and most importantly a place where we can brew some tea and have a natter. Toilet facilities are on the site, as well as ample parking space.
So if you are interested in joining our Shed Club or would like to have a look, we would be very pleased to meet you and have a chat. Just fill in the contact form and we will be in touch with you.
Finally, if you have special circumstances , but are interested in joining in, please contact us for possibilities.
We hope to see you soon and thanks for visiting our site !
“"BETTER A SHED THAN DEAD"”