Whitchurch Shed Temporary Closure

This You Tube Video This vide starts in the now vacated Whitchurch Men in Shaeds workship and does a quick tour of the building ending in the worst area affected by mold.   (Face Book Post on Friends of Whitchurch)

The issue with CNE featured on the front page of The Whitchurch Herald WhitchurchHerald.co.uk whitchurch-town-mayor-makes-plea-fix-centre-ne-roof-community-groups

The "shed" at CNE has been closed by order of Shropshire Council due to the damage cause by recent leaks through the Flat Roof.

The part of the building used for the workshop is not damaged but the central area is badly affected.

The shed is grateful to SC for allowing us to use the room in CNE and to the Whitchurch Town Council, Tesco Supermarket and many others for their support.

We have been at CNE for over two years. 

For the last year WTC has been working to arrange to take over the building from SC and it is hoped then full repairs can be done (which will cost tens of thousands).

It is unfortunate that it was only recently realised why the water was not draining off the flat roof and we are grateful to WTC for fixing the blocked drain.

CNE will we hope return soon to a useful role in the community and it is expected the authorities will progress this very soon.

The shed members are hoping to arrange to meet socially somewhere and when this is arranged we will put details here.

Could all members please make sure that the secretary has your up to date contact information.

Many thanks to all the members who helped with the huge taks of moving out by the deadline of 20th.

Any queries please contacto the secretary.

(What is a Shed?)

(Whitchurch Men in Sheds (Shropshire) is Registered Charity Number 11792677.  

Donations to assist the Shed get reestablished withh e gratefully received: BACS Details Sort Code 20 45 45 Account: 33967514 and please email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can thank you and keep you informed about progress.

Shed on the Telly

Sunday August 18th BBC Midlands TV visited to film a story that was broadcast in their program Midlands Today August 18th (6 50pm 18/08/2019 04:33 to 05:00 of 06:03) about the shed having to move out.  Some members had gathered at the shed and we were also visited by WTC Mayor and Gerald Dakin the SC Councillor to offer us support.   The move out continued on Monday and Tuesday.  (--View Video Clip--)

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500th UK Shed has opened!

June's Shoulder to Shoulder Magazine has news about the ShedFest in September and the opening of the 500th shed.

See Shoulder-to-Shoulder-052-June-2019.pdf

(There are links to all recent editions at the bottom of this page)

Recent Projects

This composite shows various recent pics from the workshop.

october 2018 composite

 

Whitchurch Men in Sheds

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Whitchurch Men in Sheds now have a workshop open in Whitchurch.  The location is at Centre North East, Bridgewater St,   by the Tesco Car Park,  between the Swimming Pool and the Fire Station.

Our normal opening times are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm.

New members are very welcome and if you would like to learn more please pop along and visit for a cuppa and a chat.

Contact information        GOOGLE MAP LINK

The “Men’s Sheds” movement began in Australia.  It has flourished through the value of coming together around practical tasks on a regular basis, particularly with a designated place or workshop where tools and work in progress can be stored. This appeals to men of all ages although most ‘shedders’ are retired.

Sheds started in UK in 2009 and there are now well over 300 spread all over the country.

Activities in the Whitchurch Shed include woodwork, electronics, computers, art and crafts etc. The main objectives are to meet up in a fun, relaxed and sociable place. Although we have been doing community projects members can also pursue their own projects or just come to be sociable.

We have recently built a 12-square meter portable shed for Whitchurch Town Council  for Santa’s grotto at the Christmas lights switch on November 25th.  This was erected at BlackBerry Fair and used to promote the Whitchurch Shed and the Woodland Trust.

We have benefited from donations of a large collection of tools from the late Mr N Nickleson’s workshop.  We have had several cash donations from local charities.  The workshop is now set up and well equipped.  Although some members bring their own tools there are plenty of tools and equipment provided.

Location; Centre North East, Bridgewater St. Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1Q, by Tesco Car Park between the Swimming Pool and the Fire Station

Opening times:  Wednesday and Thursdays 10am to 4pm (other times by arrangement with a keyholder)

 

Shoulder to Shoulder Magazine From the UK Men In Sheds

2019:

January  February  March  April  May  June

2018: 

March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November   December

Editions of the "HackSpace Magazine" Can be Downloaded from Hackspace.raspberrypi.org/issues.  Copies are also available at Whitchurch Shed.

[Above Last Updated April 5th 2019 for the Shoulder to Shoulder April Edition Which is Number 50]

Project using Raspberry Pi to Control Workshop Heaters: Progress so far.