The Yateley Men’s Shed is closed again until the current Tier 4 restrictions are lifted.
Previously we were able to open on a restricted basis by limiting the number of attendees in the shed at each session. It is likely that when we can open again it will be under similar restrictions, practicing social distancing. To that end we will have two shorter sessions a day to enable as many shed members as possible to visit the shed.
There is an online booking mechanism which may be accessed HERE. Follow the instructions carefully. We need one keyholder for each session and up to five other people may attend.
Please contact Chris Ward for more assistance if you cannot access the booking system.
Being unable to visit the “Shed” has curtailed our usual activities, but the Shed has acquired a 3D printer and along with 3D Printer owning members are producing face shields for care workers to the N3DPS design Here.
The design is certified by the NHS and fairly easy to print. The clear shield is made from clear A4 acrylic sheets available from stationers and mail order supplies.
Our first batch of fifteen went out to an ambulance crew this week.
In the mean time, the UK Mens Shed Association will be producing a weekly radio show called “Shed Happens” , that will broadcast live every Wednesday from 10am to 12:00 on Frome FM, which can be listened to online nationwide. http://frome.fm/listennow/ or Frome 96.6FM. The shows will available on demand after broadcast.
Currently the first show is planned for Wednesday, 25th March, with four shows scheduled for the same time every week through to 7th April. There may be further shows beyond that date, subject to the Government self-isolation guidelines.
Frome FM has been running a monthly Shed Radio Shows and is worth a listen as they have no less than four sheds in the Frome Area:
Where are we?
Right across the car park from the Yateley Village Hall in Old School Lane. Dial GU46 6NG into your Sat Nav and you should find us.
What do we do?
We have been asked what we will be doing in the shed?
The answer is: it depends on what the membership wants to do.
Mostly, it will be woodwork of some description as the tools we have so far acquired are setup for this. Skills transfer from people who know and can, to people who would like to and for some reason haven’t had the chance yet. However, light metalwork can be included also.
Safe operation of power and hand tools. Tips and tricks for a successful project.
What you make is largely up to you.
Our membership consists of people from all walks of life: gardeners to aircraft fitters; engineers to computer programers. Hobbies include everything from photography and electronics to model flying and boat building. So it is highly likely you’ll fit in. Essentially, a Shed is a gathering of like-minded individuals, usually men, (but not exclusively) who meet to discuss a range of topics, and work together for the benefit of the members and the local community.
Remember that the ultimate goal is to get people together and socialize and entice the little-grey-cells into action. A potent antidote to day-time television.
Head over to the UK Men’s Shed Association website to find out more. To learn more about the Yateley Men’s shed, click over to the Contact The Shed page and drop us a line or stop by for a chat when we’re open.
Hopefully, we’ll see you again soon.