Our Community day this year will be held on Sunday, 10th May. As with previous years, our celebration will be opened up to the public and will feature a number of local community groups in our talks marquee.
Here’s a little information on our first community group.
Mablethorpe Men's Shed
The Mablethorpe Men’s Shed is a community group where members share the tools and resources they need to work on community projects, and those of their own choosing, at their own pace, in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue.
It a place for skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure where men & women come together to work, chat & drink tea.
The Shed’s activities usually involve wood (e.g. carpentry, joinery, turning, carving, whittling, marquetry). Other crafts such as metalwork and other skills are available but are subject to the tools, equipment and space that we have available on that day.
The aim of the Men’s Shed is to get people out of their homes to meet like-minded people, to combat loneliness, and social exclusion. You may just want to come along and see what going on, talk drink tea etc you will be made very welcome. Our Shed welcomes both men and women and young adults over the age of 18.
The Mablethorpe Men’s shed has been lucky & privilege to have been helped and assisted by T.E.D., The Community Coastal Challenge, Big Lottery, ELDC, Mablethorpe & Sutton Town Council, The Co-op, and Willson’s Timber & Glazing.
In return, we have supported many local charities and groups within the area including Mablethorpe in Bloom, The CCC, The British Legion, and many others.
Mablethorpe Men’s Shed is a member of the “Men’s Shed UK Association”, along with over 450 Men shed’s within the UK alone.
We are currently in negotiations with the ELDC to move into larger premise so we can expand our membership and activities. Why not come and join us! You can find us on the path to the beach at the end of Golf Road, located where the old toilet block used to sit.