Hart Matters

It’s nearly twelve months since Church Crookham and Fleet Men’s Shed opened the doors to our purpose-built workshop next to the allotments on the Crookham Park Estate. And what a twelve months! If anyone had said that in six months’ time we’d be closing the doors and the country would be in lockdown, we would have thought that they had put something in their tea, but how true they would have been.

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Free Sanitiser For Men’s Sheds

Sherwin Williams, parent company to Ronseal have offered to provide sanitiser for Men’s Sheds across the UK. Ronseal are a partner of UK Men’ s Sheds Association, this offer is open to all Men’s Sheds in the UK to support Sheds for when they re-open in the future. This is a special one-off offer to assist Men’s Sheds in opening post lockdown.

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COVID-19 Update

UKMSA take great interest in the government’s latest easing of lockdown. We are awaiting guidance from ACRE, and government agencies, with regards the news that community centres can open. We once again would advise Sheds to read the guidance under COvid-19 on the UKMSA website (https://menssheds.org.uk/covid-19/). Advice on our website will be updated as and when new information becomes available. Two metres is still the advised social distancing requirement, which we recommend Sheds adhere to. We will update Sheds both directly and through social media as and when we have further information and guidance. ACRE and other agencies are expected to put out guidance in the next two to three days. We appreciate lockdown is and has been challenging during this time and are eagerly anticipating the return to Shed life.


COVID-19 Guidance for unlocking Sheds

Across the country Shedders are asking, when can we re-open and what will we need to put in place?

In partnership with other Shed Associations and Sheds, we have developed a document that will hopefully help you with your thought process and what you may want to consider when opening your Shed.

We fully understand the dilemma for Sheds and Shedders and we hope you follow the guidance until such time that it is both legal and safe to open your Sheds. As we receive more information or ideas from Sheds and partners we will update this document here on the UKMSA website.
Stay safe!

Unlocking the Shed should be a useful supplement to the guidance from Public Health agencies and Governments. Click the boxes below to download resource packs.


Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Today, Monday 18 May 2020 marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.  

The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 20th year and runs from 18-24th May.

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