What are Men’s Sheds?
A Men’s Shed is not unlike a traditional Shed in its nature – a place full of tools and machines – but on a larger scale with room for many. It is essentially a safe space for men to come together and share conversation and tools whilst engaging in practical projects (most commonly wood craft). Sheds are places of skill sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction.
Who we are
The Essex Shed Network is a partnership between Maldon & District CVS and CVS Uttlesford and funded by National Lottery’s Community Fund. Our aim is to provide support to anyone in Essex wishing to set up a Men’s Shed.
We will share our knowledge and expertise acquired in setting up several Sheds from nothing, with the aim of getting more Sheds open in Essex. We then provide ongoing help, support, advice and training as well as regular events which bring Shedders from across the county together, to share their knowledge and experiences with each other, strengthen the Network and enhance the sustainability of individual projects.
Watch the video below to see a working Shed and hear more from Sarah Troop Laskar of Essex Shed Network: