Alcester Community Shed- November 2023
COMMUNITY SHED PROJECT IS LAUNCHED!
The Town Council has approved an ambitious project to turn the old redundant squash courts at the rear of the Greig Hall into a dedicated space for the community to make, do and mend.
The building, which the Council took over with a 125 lease from Stratford District Council in 2021, requires significant repairs to make it watertight and safe. Following on from the resounding success of the Repair Café, a number of repairers formed the Alcester Community Shed group. The group has already been successful in securing some funding for the project and many residents have indicated their support for it.
The aim is for the venture to be modelled on the Men’s Shed movement. This recognises that men are not necessarily good at discussing health issues and Men’s Sheds were founded to contribute to both men’s mental and physical health as well as providing a safe space to talk and share practical skills. The Alcester Community Shed will be open to all – men and women, young and old. It is planned to have 2 workshop areas, one fitted out with machine tools and the other a multipurpose space which will also become the permanent home for the Repair Café.
A further update meeting was held on Tuesday 1 February 2024.
If you have skills which you think could be useful in the conversion please contact Cllr Mark Cargill, who is leading the work, by email to email@example.com