Community project celebrates independence

Shed independece cropped for webRepresentatives from the Maldon Shed were at Maldon District Council Offices last week to celebrate their ‘graduation’ as an independent community group.

The project, which launched three years ago, has until this summer been hosted by local charity Maldon and District Community Voluntary Services. As a hosted project they received support to obtain start up funding, to develop their policies and procedures, attract new members and to promote themselves to the community. As the group developed they also received support to set up as an independent group. The Maldon Shed reached that milestone shortly before their third birthday in August 2017.

The event at Maldon District Council was an opportunity to demonstrate the skills of the ‘Shedders’ with Shed creations on show. Members of the public were able to buy products or commission bespoke items in time for Christmas.

The event was also an opportunity for the Maldon Shed to recognise the support received from Maldon District Council, who provided the old mortuary building that the project operates out of.

The Maldon Shed is open on Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays at the Old Mortuary building in Maldon Cemetery. For more information visit www.maldonshed.btck.co.uk

Resilience in the face of Shed theft

Maldon Shedders resilient after break in

Maldon Shedders are resilient following the disappointing discovery that their Shed building had been broken into.

The Shed which operates out of the old mortuary building at Maldon Cemetery was broken into at the beginning of the week. The exact time of the burglary is unknown as the discovery was only made on Wednesday morning when the Shedders arrived to open their regular session. Thieves had gained access to the building via the destruction of the key safe hidden on the premises and early assessments are that around £3,500 of tools have been taken.

Phil Kinsman, Chair of Maldon Shed says “the Shed is the people not the building or the tools, so we’ll soon be back on track. Let’s not let it discourage us”

The Shed will be open as usual this Saturday, closing for Easter Monday and then open as normal from Wednesday 19th April.

If you would like to show your support for the Maldon Shedders a Just Giving page has been set up for people to send messages of support and give donations that will be used to improve security at the Shed and enable the projects continued running.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/maldonshed