Wingerworth Parish Council

Serving the people of Wingerworth

Clerk RFO: Charlotte Taylor
42 Hawksley Avenue
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
S40 4TN

Wingerworth Men's Sheds - Needs Your Help

Wingerworth Men's Shed group was formed in early 2018 and we immediately began looking for a suitable site or building within the village centre and beyond in which to start.

So far, we have not been successful, with all potential sites falling through.

As the end of the lockdown period approaches, we are renewing our efforts to find a suitable building and or land on which to build. We would prefer a site close to the village centre as we have potential members with mobility issues, but – we will look at all offers with interest.

A building would need to be about 60 square metres (or about the size of 2 double garages) and have mains services or be capable of being connected to them. However, a smaller building may still be of interest.

Derbyshire County Council, North East Derbyshire District Council and Wingerworth Parish Council are actively helping in our quest, as is our local MP Lee Rowley.

For those not familiar with what Men's Shed is about, the aim is to improve the wellbeing of the men (or women) within the community, combat social isolation, pass on skills, and help the community. We are not just "men in sheds hammering and sawing". Members will be free to do what they like doing be it model making, art, be it painting, sketching, repairs, creating small items to sell to help charities etc. and maybe pass their skills onto others. For further information on the Men's Shed organisation please visit www.menssheds.org.uk

There are many men in the village, maybe on their own, who would benefit from socialising and working with likeminded people for a few hours a week. By the way we do have ladies interested too.

If anyone has or knows of a suitable building or site be it permanent or temporary or would just like to have a chat please contact David Adams on 07517 201807 or Stewart Bawden on 07955 219979 email scbawden@fastmail.fm.

Without help we cannot progress any further with what we believe would be a great asset for our village, so please, please help if you can.

Posted: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 10:41 by Charlotte Taylor

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