The UKMSA Premises Group have set out to try and document and bring together in a searchable form, a database of all expertise that exists within Sheds, and where the owners of that expertise are prepared to share their experience with other Sheds who are just starting out on their journey, to also document appropriate contact information.Continue Reading
Thanks to a local benefactor we have been gifted a purpose-built Shed just outside the town. It’s not large but it’s big enough for up to eight people to work together and we have received generous grants for equipment.Continue Reading
SmartWater and UK Men’s Sheds Association have teamed up to look at how Sheds can better protect themselves. As with many of these things, prevention is the best medicine and Smart Water has the experience and reputation to help keep your equipment safer.Continue Reading
In 2015, Poynton Men in Sheds was launched at the then Poynton Youth & Community Centre (now The Centre in Poynton) in a tiny workshop with just a handful of people turning up on that first day. When the COVID restrictions came into force we had some 30 members attending over three mornings each week. We also had a waiting list of 28 people wishing to join.Continue Reading
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.
Before lockdown, our President Mike Jenn and Chief Officer, Charlie Bethel met with the Railway Heritage Trust to build upon a programme they have been delivering for a number of years.Continue Reading