News: Burgess Hill Shed Success

Posted on 22nd November 2017

Members of Burgess Hill Shed are celebrating the achievement of two key milestones after completing the first year of operation and meeting their target of 50 members.

 

During the past year, members have worked hard to build a well-equipped workshop, made and repaired equipment for other charities, groups and people in the community, made and sold woodcraft products, held two open days for public awareness and attended several fayres and village days. It has been a very busy year for BH-Shed and its band of part-time volunteer members.

 

A registered charity, BH-Shed operates a community space in Burgess Hill for people to engage in activities and projects to enhance learning and well-being. The well-equipped workshop in Burgess Hill provides wonderful opportunities for members of any age within our community to get involved in meaningful activities – ones that can make a real difference to themselves and their community. The workshop welcomes anyone needing space and equipment to undertake their own projects and hobbies and is able to accommodate people with mobility problems.

 

BH-Shed is seeking to grow membership further by introducing more facilities to help younger people engage with science, technology, engineering and maths through action.

 

Over the next year, BH-Shed plans to incorporate more art and craft activities, including a new potters’ studio, and a Makerlab is being developed to provide opportunities for creativity and engagement with new technologies.  Altogether, this will provide a really great combination of activities for enhancing well-being across all ages.

 

You are welcome to visit their friendly and safe workshop for an informal visit or to join. They are open every Tuesday and Wednesday between 9.30am and 3.30pm at Burnside, Victoria Road, Victoria Business Park. For directions, visit the website www.bhshed.org.uk.  Alternatively, you can contact them on 01444 236743 or email shed@bhshed.org.uk.

 

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