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Henfield Shed

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 9.30am-1pm

The Henfield Shed is a local registered community charity located in the village. We are also a member of the UK Men’s Shed Association.

This Community initiative builds from the success of the world-wide Sheds movement which was established to address exclusion and isolation amongst older men. Since the Henfield Shed opened its doors in 2017 we have made a positive difference in the local community by helping prevent loneliness and isolation amongst  local adults at risk by providing a support that benefit these groups.

The Henfield Shed is located in premises behind the Southdown Gallery in the High Street. We provide a fully equipped wood working workshop to enable members who have received the prescribed safety training to engage in making and repairing goods for local residents and community groups. The essence of the working practices is to create a welcoming and listening atmosphere where friendships can develop, skills can be learnt from one another and the opportunities arise to help and support each other.

We meet three times a week and we currently have 30 members.  Last year alone we successfully completed 182 individual projects ranging from simple repairs to furniture restoration. We also carried out 9 projects for the wider village community.

Wherever possible the Shed use reclaimed and re-purposed wood for our projects. Currently it is estimated that perhaps 90% of the projects we complete use recycled, reclaimed or re-purposed wood which would otherwise find itself discarded.

If you are interested in learning more on the Shed, please feel free to come along and visit us for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.