Formed in late 2014 the Poringland & District Men’s Shed is a place for men to meet and share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own. Typical activities may involve making or mending wood but may include metalworking bike repair or just drinking tea and mardling!
This is a wellbeing project aimed specifically at men as they do not tend to have the social networks of women, so when they are made redundant, or retire, or are bereaved -they do not have the friendship support network on which to lean on through difficult times.
Men are also more likely to find themselves socially isolated, especially those who live in a rural situation. If you are well, we aim to help keep you well-if you are fed up, cheesed off, or bereft of company and looking for a friendly and welcoming place to go-you may have found just the place. We may be hammering and drilling and sawing but the loudest noise in our shed is laughter! We have men with handicraft skills and some without-so we learn from each other. We are a Registered Charity and are reliant upon funding from donations and grants. We have a committee of Trustees which comprises of men who are shed members-so we run ourselves and are responsible for our own future.
In 2015 we established our first shed in Brooke. Then in July 2017 we moved to The Barn. We are currently in the process of moving to a new location where we will continue to meet every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 10:00-13:00. For more information visit our Location page.
We are proud to support the Armed Forces Community and have signed the Armed Forces Covenant
We are raising funds to build our own Community Shed. If you would like to make a donation please click HERE