Robert Barber discusses with Mike Liddiard the setting up of a Men’s Shed at Emley Moor Miners Recreation Ground and Institute.
A meeting to discuss the possibility of setting up a Men’s Shed at the Emley Moor Miners Recreation Ground and Institute has been arranged for 10:30am on Saturday 28th January 2017.
The committee of the Recreation Ground and Institute which also hosts AFC Emley, Emley Clarence Cricket Club, and a Community/Youth Club sees the provision of a Men’s Shed as being a natural extension of their activities.
The open meeting has been arranged for 10:30am on Saturday 28th January 2017.
Men’s Sheds are places run by men, for men in collaborative ways, where men come together to work side by side cooperatively on a weekly basis to undertake projects in which they have a mutual interest, thereby contributing to their wellbeing by connecting with others, being active, being valued, learning together and through a spirit of generosity to others.
Mens’ Sheds are larger versions of the typical man’s shed at the bottom of the garden, however, they differ in that they offer space for groups of men to come together to share the tools and resources needed to work on projects of their own choosing, at their own pace in safe, friendly and inclusive environments. Mens’ Sheds engender:
- skills sharing;
- informal learning;
- social interaction and mutual support;
- individual and collective pursuits;
- and community projects.
Invariably Men’s Shed activities involve making, mending or repairing things e.g. bikes, cars, woodworking, engineering, boat renovation etc. Similarly reclamation, reuse and restoration all feature strongly.