Men’s Sheds is a growing movement with its roots in Australia where there are over 900 Sheds. There is now strong representation in England, Wales and Scotland. The movement grew out of the idea of the ‘shed at the bottom of the garden’, a place to pursue practical interests with a high degree of autonomy. Men’s Sheds bring men together around practical activity, equipment and purpose. There are now over 400 sheds open in the UK with approximately 7 new sheds opening a month. Some Sheds have changed and there are some Sheds which have women members and others which have younger members too…
Our Shed called Nailsea Social Shedders started in 2014. We meet every Tuesday, 1pm-4pm at the Scout Hut, Hannah More Road, Nailsea, Bristol, BS48 4SA.
See our Calendar page for an update on activities and projects.
Generally we have a number of different things going on, learning new skills such as tool sharpening, making key fobs and other things like bird and bug houses out of reclaimed wood, work on your own projects and or alongside others.
If you have something which wants fixing or repaired, or want something made up but don’t want to do it yourself, try emailing us with ‘Suggestion Box’. We’ll see if anyone in our group fancies taking it on and we’ll let you know.
We are actively seeking to increase membership so you’re welcome to pop along to see what we do or for further information feel free to call our Chairman, Phill on 07795 117944 or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are members of the United Kingdom Men’s Sheds Association and also the Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS).
As a side project we currently have a community allotment for our group, Whitesfield Road allotments which you can access via Wareham Close, Nailsea, BS48 2HX. There is space for 6 people, we have 4 at the moment as not every Shedder is into “allotmenting”. We meet at our community Plot 55, every third Saturday in the month. We occasionally hold a market stall to give tools away in exchange for a voluntary donation.
Plot 55 – Raising Disability awareness in Nailsea & Backwell Allotmenting