Men’s Sheds Take Off in Kirklees

Huddersfield.  The Shed established by the Yorkshire Children’s Centre is now open each Thursday and Friday morning. Activities include wood work, bike maintenance, art’s projects and gardening. Men can just turn up (black doors to the left of Huddersfield Rail Station) or click on the below link for contact details:


Denby Dale.  
A group of men have been working to established a Men’s Shed and have just agreed to lease a workshop in Nortonthorpe Mill Scissett HD8 9LA. They have an open day on Saturday 10th June from 10:00 to 16:00. The members have interests in woodturning, furniture making, boat building, model making, model engineering, metalworking and aero modelling.  If any men are interested in joining in contact Robert Barber on  01484 861197 or email:

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The PKWA have established a Men’s Shed which meets most Tuesdays at the Centre from 10:30 to 13:00. The centre plans to build a small woodworking workshop and they have a grant from Near Neighbours to help with this. Currently the men are enjoying socialising, playing cards and engaging in practical projects such making walking sticks. See the story of them gathering ash stick at Batley Station below:

At the end of each session the men enjoy a curry cooked by volunteers at the PKWA. It’s a very welcoming group and all men are made very welcome. During Ramadan the shed is taking a break but will be meeting again once the season is over. For more information contact Fiaz Rashid PKWA Community Centre, Manor Way,  Batley, WF17 7BX 07970453222


Gomersal. A small group of men are meeting each Thursday morning in Park Grove Church, Oxford Road, Gomersal, BD19 4JR. It’s a very welcoming group, at the moment it’s more social chat as they plan the opening of the shed in July.  They have been offered the use of a disused class room in the school next to the church and plan to offer activities such as wood work, marquetry, model making and bike maintenance.  Have a look at the below link for a picture of the classroom which will become their base:

If any men are interested in joining this welcoming group contact Mike Atkinson on 07535 638927 or email the group on


Mirfield. Kirklees Council have recently agreed in principle that a Men’s Shed group can use the workshop at Pathways to run a Men’s Shed on two days a week. Currently we are looking to recruit a small group of men to form the core team to run the Shed. If anyone is interested please contact Andy Ryland at Community First Yorkshire on or by calling 0777 179 7073


Dewsbury. The Basement Project is very interested in establishing a Men’s Shed in the Dewsbury area and discussions are underway with Kirklees Housing about possible premises. If any men are interested in being involved please contact Andy Ryland at Community First Yorkshire  or 0777 179 7073.


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