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The Street & Walton Men’s Shed has been situated at Hempitts Farm since October 2018, after our forced move from The Tanyard in Street.

The Shed has been built inside a disused chicken shed that had not been used for many years. The members took around 6 months to convert it into probably one of the best-appointed sheds in the area, with two spacious workshops, a kitchen/socialising area, and a fully accessible disabled toilet.

The large wood workshop contains everything the handyman or woman could need to do almost any kind of project, including 3 lathes, bandsaws, jigsaws, and sanders, as well as plenty of hand tools, we also have a recently donated Myford metal working lathe.

The second workshop is suitable for Craft type projects which do not require large tools or machines, there are 4 desks and a large worktable for individual projects. The kitchen has a hot water boiler for tea and coffee a large table and plenty of chairs to sit around and chat.

We are open to men and women mainly over retirement age, but we can accept anyone over the age of 18.

The aims of the shed are to:

  1. Provide a safe place for people to meet and work.
  2. Help older people who may be suffering from social isolation or rural loneliness, by giving them a place to belong.
  3. Offer a safe place and tools to learn new skills from people who have the skills to pass on.
  4. Help with problems which happen in life, we have members with lots of experience of life’s problems who are only too happy to talk about them.

 

For more information about the shed, how to become a member and what we do, please contact the Chairman via our web site contacts page or ring 01458 443940 (this is an answerphone so please leave a message).