New Men’s Shed at The Fair Close Centre, Newbury

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The Men’s Shed is open on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10.30am at The Fair Close Centre on Newtown Road in Newbury.

Projects include building barn owl boxes for The West Berkshire Countryside Society and currently the team are making decorations and reindeer to sell at Christmas with the craft group that meet in the centre on Wednesdays also working on this project. Participants are mostly older men but includes some younger chaps as well and of course women are welcome too.

We have a committee of shedders setting the direction and aim to address loneliness and isolation.

The plan is to open every morning as soon as we can recruit additional volunteers to supervise sessions.

If you would like to find out more, and possibly become a volunteer, please contact Alan on 07795 388818. For more information about Mens Sheds please contact

If you have any spare woodworking tools (hand and electrical) that can be upcycled or re-homed, please drop them off at the Community Furniture Project or contact Alan on 07795 388818 to arrange collection.


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