Grant funding has been sought to upgrade the electrical circuits (to include safety cut-outs for the workshop and additional sockets) and to lay rubber flooring. The outcome of this is awaited. Our core members have been busy making new wooden steps and handrails to access the portacabins safely and are continuing to sort out tools and equipment.
Our band of regular Shedders continues to work hard on getting the workshop ready. Some repairs are needed and upgrading of the electrical sockets but it won’t be long before projects can begin.
The Portacabins were made available for the Shed to occupy and work began on sorting out donated tools and checking that larger equipment was fit for use. The Portacabin nearest the Village Hall will be the workshop whilst the smaller one has become the refreshment zone. The outside space adjacent to the Portacabins is a great space to work outdoors and to relax in the open air.
Grants sought by the Wickham Market Partnership enabled the Archive Centre to realise its dream of moving to new premises with a large log cabin being purchased and subsequently built by volunteers, including Shedders, in the garden of the Resource Centre. The Archive Centre moved in during June/July.
Shedders completed the renovation of two community seats: one for the Church, the renovation of which was paid for by the Wickham Market Partnership, and another for the Parish Council.
We had an inspiring visit to James Ewing’s workshop to see his work set up, view some of his exciting creations, drink tea and eat homemade scones. A good afternoon all round. If you missed this and would like to see James’s work online, you can do so here.
We have re-felted one of our sheds with materials kindly donated by B&Q
Trevor made us very welcome today at his forge. A fascinating place which were very grateful to be able to visit.