Our Shed joins some 500 or so such enterprises in the UK. The Sheds are community spaces for people to connect, converse and create. The activities are similar to those of garden sheds, but for groups to enjoy together. Like many others, our Shed is open to men and women and our activities are based mainly around woodwork. We also have a small garden. Other activities can be developed in future in accordance with members' interests.
We are a registered charity - No: 1198184
Members are encouraged to bring in or develop their own projects and/or to participate in group revenue-earning projects to assist with Shed funds. We have also provided help and equipment to local schools and to Black Park itself.
We currently have a loyal membership and we are open four days a week. We regret that we cannot admit new members at present due to restrictions on numbers but if you are interested in joining please contact us to express your interest and we will keep in touch with you. Photos in the Gallery show our progress since we were formed. It will be seen that we now have a large and well-equipped workshop capable of most woodworking tasks.
To contact us to inquire about membership or to visit us to have a cup of coffee and see what we are doing, go to the Contact page. You can be sure of a warm welcome.
The Shed has to be completely self-sufficient by raising funds from carrying out work for organizations that might support it, by making goods to sell and from grants or private donations.
Find out more about Black Park and its facilities here