PDMS wins Community Group of the Year Award



At an Award Ceremony held in the famous and beautiful Diss Corn Hall last evening, our Shed was named as South Norfolk Community Group of The Year. This is a great achievement but most importantly it is recognition from our own community of the positive impact we have had on so many people’s lives, including our own.
Just a reminder that we have achieved this standing within our community over 4 short years, involving enforced moves and remaking our Shed project each time.
This award is a great boost for us and will be an important factor in securing funding for our new build.
Well done everybody!
Henry Gowman Chair PDMS

Full details of all the award winners can be found here


PDMShedders attend Well being event at South Norfolk Council

Kerrie Gallagher, Communities Manager wrote:

Thanks so much for coming along – we have had such excellent feedback!

I loved it, cant wait to get my box up in the garden 😊

PDMShedders signpost Maggie’s Place at Loddon Allotments

Hello Henry

I am trying to set up a project to help carers on an allotment in Loddon. The idea is to create a place where carers can come to do some light gardening, chat to other people going through similar things and have a cup of tea.

I was inspired to do this by my mum, who cares full time for my dad, an Alzheimer’s sufferer. I see how much she gets out of going out in her garden or to her allotment and as a gardener myself I understand the power of gardening to lift the spirits and take your mind off your worries for a while so I thought I would try to set up a gardening project for people who perhaps don’t have their own garden and have become isolated by their caring duties.

I am very new to setting up a community project so Julie suggested I should come and talk to you about how you started your men’s shed. She also suggested you might be able to help me by creating a wooden sign to help me direct people to my plot on the allotments. I’m just looking for something basic on a wooden post that could be hammered into the ground. If that is something your men’s shed group could do please could you let me know how much it would cost.

I have attached a copy of my leaflet in case you have any carers coming to your shed who might be interested in a bit of gardening.

I look forward to hearing from you

Kind Regards


Bluebells and Butterflies

We were approached by Pauline Williamson to make 50 butterflies for a Bluebell event at East Hills Wood. The event takes place on Saturday 11th May.





To demonstrate our support for the Armed Forces Community we have now signed the Armed Forces Covenant. To read the covenant click here

2019 has started in our usual way with a Big Brainstorming Breakfast ! This time we ate at Green Pastures café and discussed the New Shed proposals.