Our membership has continued to grow and now stands at 29 – with open days, meetings and social events very well attended.

We are disappointed that our plans to begin groundwork, electrical installations and the workshop build have had to be postponed due to water saturation on site; these will be carried out as soon as the weather improves. Weather has also slowed down our capacity to crack on with a number of jobs required but we will catch up on these. We still aim to have building complete and working prior to a grand opening in July / August by a local celebrity – as we celebrate Age Concern Heathfield & District’s 30th year this will be a key milestone going forward.

We are working, planning and researching the internal format of the workshop building i.e. worktops, wiring, tools, equipment, extraction and the like. An exciting time for all those involved!

In the meantime, we have agreed to assist Brighter Heathfield with the supply of planters to be used in the Town, using recycled, locally sourced wood.

Gemini Cards continue to support us and we have recently supplied them with additional items for sale to help support Heathfield Men’s Shed. We will be progressing with a larger range of sales items in the next few months to include bird boxes, feeders, key rings, light pulls, candle sticks, bowls and bottle stops.

A number of local people have donated tools and equipment in the last few months and these have been collected and put to good use. We have laid grass matting on site to improve access to the building and will be assisting with a rebuild of a greenhouse for our use locally.

If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting project, are interested in becoming a member or can offer us support in any way, we would love to hear from you.

Peter Brock
Heathfield Men’s Shed Project Leader

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Regretfully, following Government guidelines, all Heathfield Men’s Shed activities on site and any scheduled social events are cancelled with immediate affect, until advised otherwise. In the interim, we will issue regular updates, including information about the workshop build, which we very much hope will still go ahead.

Peter Brock
Last updated 21 March 2020

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