Churn Men's Shed Cirencester
Churn Men’s Shed Cirencester
When we meet:
Churn Men's Shed Cirencester meets on Thursdays, usually from 10am to 4pm in the Old Hose Repair Workshop at the rear of Cirencester Fire Station (please use the rear entrance off School Lane)
Who we are:
The UK Cirencester charity The Churn Neighbourhood Project, a hub of community support for Cirencester and the surrounding villages, has opened a Men’s Shed in the old Hose Repair Workshop at the back of Cirencester Fire Station, thanks to the support of Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service.
The workshop is being converted by volunteers into a working Shed and members are already working on personal projects in the Shed, as well as lots of tea, coffee and biscuits.
Members can also work on projects together, at their own pace, making items for themselves, for the Shed and projects that will benefit the town or wider community.
Donations of tools and materials will be very welcome and arrangements can be made to collect them if necessary.
If this sounds like just the bolt hole you have been waiting for, come along to the Shed at Cirencester Fire Station, open every Thursday, usually from 10am to 4pm – please use the rear entrance to the Fire Station off School Lane.
The UK Men’s Sheds Association
The Men in Sheds movement began in Australia where older men realised the value of coming together around practical tasks on a regular basis, particularly if they had a designated workshop where tools and work in progress could be stored. The idea came to the UK in 2009 and the impact they have been having has been so positive, we now have a dedicated association, the UK Men’s Sheds Association (UKMSA).
The UKMSA promote and support Men’s Sheds through the media and collect and redistribute helpful information about the project. They act as a central point for all sheds, responding to enquiries, signposting and advising existing and potential participants. They also help interested men to create a Men’s Shed and build a community in their region.
Numbers that show the significance of the Men in Sheds project in the UK have been published by the UKMSA:
- 432 sheds currently open
- 118 shed in development
- 6 new sheds open every month
- 10,000+ members.
For more information about the UK Men’s Sheds Association, visit their website: UKMSA Website.