The Midsomer Men’s Shed Project, part of Midsomer Norton Community Trust, are our handiest tenants at Farrington's
The Shed provides a place for men and women to come together where they can work on their own or community DIY projects – anything from making a garden planter to repairing a chair. As much as the work in hand, it’s being together – working shoulder to shoulder and enjoying the company of others.
The Men’s Shed concept started in Australia where they have been amazingly successful over the last 12 years – to the point where there are 900 sheds across the country. The Australian government has recognised the mental health benefits of Men’s Sheds and now provide them with funding from the savings made from the reduced calls on their health service.
Men’s Sheds are now setting up all over the UK and as such it’s great to see that once again our area is at the cutting edge.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 and costs £5.00 per annum and £3.00 per visit to the shed.
To begin with the Shed will be open each Friday from 9am to 1pm in the portacabin behind the Udder Room Cafe.