Welcome to Age Concern, Heathfield and District. We are a local, independent, registered charity (Charity Commission Number 205665).

Growing older can be a frightening and lonely experience for some people. Age Concern aims to encourage social interaction, happiness and confidence to embrace life in later years and above all else to promote independence and well being.

We are run totally by volunteers, so we are always looking for new recruits – if you would be interested in joining our friendly team, or would like further information on ways in which you could help us, please give us a ring:

Tel: 01435 863656 or
email: ________

The Men’s Shed

We are pleased to report that Phase I of our Shed project is complete, thanks to the Shedders, who assisted with our build during May. Regular meetings and open days are scheduled and we are focusing on numerous ‘To Do’ items as we progress the planning application for the main workshop.

As our Shed community grows, we would welcome donations of unwanted tools, machinery or gardening equipment – if you have any such items, please contact us. We are also seeking funding for our ever-growing ‘Wish list’, in readiness for Phase II of the project; any support you can give would be greatly appreciated.

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Dates for our Shed meetings are:

Thursday 5 – Clean Shed Open 10.30am-1.30pm
Thursday 12 – Clean Shed Open 10.30am-2.00pm
Tuesday 17 – Clean Shed Open 10.30am-2.00pm
Thursday 19 – Shed Meeting then Open Session 10.30am-2.00pm
Saturday 21 – Heathfield Farmers Market 9.00am-12.30pm

Click here to download a printable list of upcoming dates

For further information, please contact:
Nic Stenhouse (Membership Secretary)
(Speak to Nic first to let us know you’re coming – please don’t just turn up)
: 07850 992059

Latest News

Herd of Christmas Reindeer Spotted in Heathfield!!

We understand this is part of a local annual migration to the Heathfield Farmer’s Market on 21 December.

Each reindeer is individually named and branded by the Heathfield & District Men’s Shed. The whole herd is made from local wood which has been responsibly sourced, and they are on sale for £10 each, with all proceeds going to help fund the Shed.

The reindeer will be on sale together with turned wooden items such as bowls, candlesticks, bottle tops, and wooden tree decorations. This year’s unique art nouveaux piece is a bespoke bottle opener, crafted at the Men’s Shed – so come on down and take a peek. All seek good homes!

If you can’t get to our stall on 21 December, you can contact us:
via email at:
or via our Facebook link heathfield.mensshed
or call: 01435 863656

Heathfield Shedders Brave the Weather

Our hardy Heathfield Shedders donned their high vis jackets and braved the weather to marshal for the Heathfield & District Bonfire Society on Saturday, while another Shedder, joined the procession as a member of the Heathfield Silver Band. The Shedders welcomed the opportunity to support the Heathfield & District Bonfire Society and thoroughly enjoyed the evening, despite the rain – though they did say they felt even better once they’d all dried out at home!

Well done Heathfield & District Bonfire Society!