NEWS ……the shed is open for business!
The Men’s Shed has returned to its normal winter schedule with sessions on both Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Members have been busy this autumn, most notably with the construction of a hexagonal tree bench for the children’s playground.  This bench was commissioned by the Parish Council to replace the old one , which had become rotten.  It turns out that the construction of a large hexagonal structure is harder than it looks, and involves a fair amount of precision geometry.  Installation, on the other hand, is more of a brute force activity, involving chain saws, spades and plenty of concrete. The accompanying photograph shows our intrepid installation team at work. The Shed has also offered its services to build various bits of scenery for this year’s village pantomime – Dick Whittington, featuring the usual star-studded cast and stunning scenery, so be sure to book your tickets early! The Shed is now well equipped for a wide range of woodworking activities and these facilities are available for use by members in both community and personal projects.  There is plenty of help and encouragement available for those who are new to the craft or need to brush up their skills.  Whatever skill your project demands, there is sure to be a Shed member who knows how to do it. The Shed is in session every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and potential new members are very welcome to come and have a chat, a cup of tea and see what it’s all about.  Get in touch with Alan Loukes, the Membership Secretary, on 01258 821629 or by email at