The newly formed Staunton Park Men’s Shed officially opened its doors on 1st June.
The founder members are indebted to Tim Speller, MSc HND (Agric) Dip M, the Country Parks Business Manager for both Staunton and Queen Elizabeth Country Parks, and to Cllr David Keast who assisted us enormously in finding the premises.
Men’s Sheds are voluntary organisations that attempt to provide workshop facilities for individuals, in this case, for within Havant and the surrounding area, to undertake jointly or individually, creative, physical and recreational activities that benefit both themselves and the local community.
It is primarily, though not exclusively, aimed at older men, who are often lacking the opportunity to use skills leant over a lifetime, and have limited social activity once retired.
They can use the workshops, tools and equipment to undertake projects, learn or pass on skills and knowledge, and support each other socially.
The new Staunton Park Men's Shed has joined the National Men's Shed Association and will also work with numerous other Men's Shed already established in the area.
The founder members are currently establishing the workshop facilities, building work benches. and installing tools and equipment already acquired. We also have a kitchen facility, toilet, and storage areas.
We welcome new members and aim to be open five days a week available on a drop-in basis. Come and talk to us in the old sawmill next to the café in Staunton Country Park if you are interested.
Contact 07584 762847 for information, and about when we are on site at the current time to have a look around and talk to current members.
Many thanks go to Cllr David Keast from Havant Borough Council who was instrumental in making this a reality..
The Shed would welcome donations of tools and equipment.