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(Whitchurch Men in Sheds (Shropshire) is Registered Charity Number 1179267.)

Donations to assist the Shed get re-established will be gratefully received see Contact & Donations: please email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can thank you and keep you informed about progress.

Links to free magazines with project ideas. AND Latest editions of the Shoulder to Shoulder Magazine !!!!

Shed News (Last updated September 19th 2020)

Shed Reopening

WMIS should soon be able to move in to a large shed on the Jubilee park which is currently only used for storing a contractors mowers. The main aspects of this were agreed at a Town Council Meeting on Thursday September 17th 2020.  The main issues are the adaption od the building including adding insulation.

The UK Shed asscociation is continueing to publish material on their web site, their Facebook Page and their YouTube Channel about Sheds in general and re-opening during the pandemic in particular see links below.  They have also published an interesting set of videos of the recent "Virtual Shed Fest".

Web Site:  menssheds.org.uk/

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/UKMensSheds

You Tube: www.youtube.com/channel UK Mens Sheds You Tube Channel

The UK Shed Association has published guidelines see menssheds.org.uk/covid-19 and here is a Zip File With All Their Docs (As of July 13th) 
Whitchurch Shed will need to comply with these guidelines as it seems certain that the threat of Covid-19 will be with us for a long time.

Town Council Consultation

Whitchurch Town Council (WTC) held a consultation on FEBRUARY 19th (1830hrs) at the Civic on the future of CNE where we used to have our workshop. This is the Layout that the shed proposed.  . About half a dozen Shed members attended.
These images from the scribble boards on which notes were made during the discussion on Feb 19th give you a flavour for what was discussed.   Help and Support     Ideas . It was evident that great effort is being expended by WTC to make progress but that it will take them some time before they have enough confidence to proceed. (An email has been sent to all members if you did not get an email please contact secretary@whitchurchmeninsheds or treasurer@whitchurchmeninsheds  [07743 283 272])

Shed Closure

CNE has been closed by order of Shropshire Council due to the damage cause by recent leaks through the roof.  This caused the closure of the Youth Club and the "Shed".
On December 19th WTC agreed to set up a working group to look urgently at getting CNE reopened for the use of the Youth services, Men in Sheds and others. The group will ask interested groups to get involved in due course.
Whitchurch Herald: see Whitchurch Herald community-groups-will-whatever-takes-fix-centre-north-east   and also
WhitchurchHerald.co.uk whitchurch-town-mayor-makes-plea-fix-centre-ne-roof-community-groups  a
Whitchurch Herald 10-000-donation-on-table-centre-north-east
Whitchurch Council all-meeting-papers

Shed Xmas Meal December 18th

Ten of us gathered for some festive indulgences.




About The Shed

Whitchurch Men in Sheds had a workshop at Centre North East, Bridgewater St,   by the Tesco Car Park,  between the Swimming Pool and the Fire Station.   GOOGLE MAP LINK
The normal opening times were Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm.

New members are very welcome and if you would like to learn more please see Contact information

Recent Projects

This composite shows various recent pics from the workshop.

Shed on the Telly

Sunday August 18th BBC Midlands TV visited to film a story that was broadcast in their program Midlands Today August 18th (6 50pm 18/08/2019 04:33 to 05:00 of 06:03) about the shed having to move out.  Some members had gathered at the shed and we were also visited by WTC Mayor and Gerald Dakin the SC Councillor to offer us support.   The move out continued on Monday and Tuesday.  (--View Video Clip--)

Over 500 UK Sheds

 June's Shoulder to Shoulder Magazine has news about the ShedFest in September and the opening of the 500th shed.

See Shoulder-to-Shoulder-052-June-2019.pdf   (There are links below to all recent editions.).  By the end of the year there were over 530.


Magazine Links etc.

From the UK Men In Sheds' Shoulder to Shoulder Magazine:   ( Last Updated February 16th 2021 with the January/February 2021 Edition of Shoulder to Shoulder.

 2021: 68 January February

 2020: 57 January 58 February    59 March    60 April    61 May    62 June and July   63 August  64 September  65 October  66 November  67 December

 2019: 47 January  48 February  49 March  50 April  51 May  52 June   53 July   54 August    55 November    56 December

 2018: March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November   December

The full archive of olinks to newsletters is at menssheds.org.uk/newsletter-archive  (This changed to links to Emails from April 2020) 

The Hackspace magazine with articles about all sorts of projects is downloaded FREE at hackspace.raspberrypi.org/issues. (Its not confined to "Hacking" as the title might suggest)

hackspace mags

A Members Raspberry Pi Projects : R Pi Blog. and Git Hub 4 Python Code


2017 Projects

Blackberry Fair with WWT

Whitchurch Shed was at Blackberry Fair in 2017 and 2018 to promote membership in the Shed.  In 2017 we erected the Shed we have built for Whitchurch Town Council to be used as Santa's Grotto at the Christmas lights on November 25th.  It took 2 hours to put up and an hour to take down. Tea and biscuits were served to visitors and several prospective members found us.  

In 2018 WMIS joined the Whitchurch Waterway Trust stand.  WMIS recently restored the WWT stop plank shelter to be installed by CRT volunteers at the Whitchurch Canal Arm on October 25th, 2018.  WMIS is just starting a project to make a park bench to go at the arm in memory of Peter Wagstaff.


The Shed is of course mainly for members to just come and be sociable, enjoy the company and tinker with their own projects; however, we also undertake projects for other groups that will benefit the community.