The Chelmsford Shed aims to be a progression of your typical garden shed, where men spend many hours of their days pursuing their practical interests, with the introduction of a community element. The Shed will offer the use of tools that may otherwise have been unavailable to some, the sharing of skills and expertise in areas that others may not have explored, the opportunity to chat and make friends and of course the pleasure of making and building new products.
To read more about what the Chelmsford Shed is all about, click here.
The Chelmsford Shed will be opening soon! We are delighted to advise that we have signed a lease on a building that will become home for the next 5 years (or more!) for local Shedders to meet, share and socialise.
There is mounting evidence linking loneliness to physical illness and to functional and cognitive decline. As a predictor of early death, loneliness eclipses obesity so this project could not come at a better time. Huge thanks go to officers at Chelmsford City Council for identifying a building, to ECC CIF Fund and QBE Foundation who will be funding the refurbishment. We can’t pass a skip now without looking for suitable materials!
There’s lots of work to do and contractors will be on site in September. If you’re handy with a paintbrush do sign up to our redecoration working party by calling the Volunteering Centre on 01245 250731
In the meantime, if you are interested in becoming a member of the shed please complete the membership form here and we will keep you updated.