Early in 2019 we started a men-in-sheds section based on the National Initiative but very much part of our Deer Park Community Programme.
Membership is open to all males 50+ (you do not have to shoot arrows or be an existing member of the club) who would like to meet others with a common aim of establishing friendships, supporting the Club’s aims, using existing skills and learning new ones!
Our gathering is totally free, fully inclusive and great fun! Mindful of ensuring a positive experience that is sustainable we are growing the club at a fairly conservative pace. Initially meeting on Friday mornings at our club ground. We have made significant progress in completing a workshop and refreshment area as well as taking on a range of projects. Working in teams or as individuals. Projects suitable for all abilities, indoor, outdoor, physical, not so physical and absolutely not physical. All activities provide the opportunity to work together and get a good helping of satisfaction!
We always intended to increase the frequency of meetings, increase the membership and extend what we do. Equipment is provided, risk assessments completed, insurance covered and good company guaranteed!
Martin M said of Men In Sheds, “I enjoy being a member of a diverse team, with a broad range of skills and experiences, there are no couch potatoes in this team and we all enjoy pleasing our slave driver! Roger in case you are in doubt!
We take on jobs that are important at that time, the club provides the materials, we decide how to do it, from building bridges to fitting gates, planting trees to filling bags with woodchip for the field course.