Own your Shed premises

The community asset transfer of Inverurie Men’s Shed was officially completed this month by Aberdeenshire Council’s Garioch area committee. The handover of the garage, located at the town’s Harlaw Way, was the final step in a four-stage process and means the group can now officially open its doors. For a guide on Asset transfer see http://bit.ly/Atrans

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Royal visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Denbigh Men's Shed last week. The Shed works closely with Mind Cymru and the couple were touring some of the work they support. The local paper reported 'Kate received a gallant kiss on the hand from Alan Maddocks, 71, from St. Asaph, Wales, as he showed the royal couple a selection of wooden …

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BIG Lottery Fund

The Directory of Social Change is warning us that a permanent cut of up to 40% in the BIG Lottery Fund may be imposed in this week's Spending Review. See DSC www.dsc@dsc-enews.org.uk and decide whether to tell your MP you object.

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Raising the temperature

For people on certain benefits there is a new scheme that can save up to £140 on heating bills this winter. This is in addition to Cold Weather or Winter Fuel payments. https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme/eligibility  Might you know a Shedder who needs this?

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Shed verses

This song has just been sent in. Maybe you could share new verses or provide your own song/poem? Men in Sheds by Mel Stevens V1 All blokes need a hobby, that’s a fact of life,
 Some time and space to do their thing, and escape the wife, So in sheds across the land, and spare bedrooms too, You’ll find men …

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Exported to South Korea

Last week a crew from the national TV broadcaster of South Korea visited the Camden Town Shed. The S. Korean society is very competitive and work-orientated such that the idea of having leisure pursuits needs to be established there, particularly for those who can no longer compete. They particularly valued Sheds for encouraging lifelong learning, particularly as it is peer-to-peer, …

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Fire Service rescue?

The number of fires have been reducing over the years and this is leading some Brigades to look around for supplementary activities of use to the community and, maybe, to give the firemen more to do. An enquiry from one Brigade officer showed us that men, organising capacity and even premises may be available to the right sort of approach. …

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Student power

The Eastbourne Shed has over 300 followers on Facebook and Twitter which has lead to their recent 10 minute film being seen by over 5000 people. They got this great result by using the skills of their local university students who set up the Shed's social media pages as part of their final year project. The students were fantastic and …

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