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Our Men in Sheds in Congleton is a place for men over the age of 50 to get together in a relaxing environment to share interests, skills, experiences and decent conversation.

Are you an older man on your own or are you looking for somewhere to escape the hassles of daily life for a few hours each week? 

Then Men in Sheds could be for you!

Men in Sheds is a place for men over the age of 50 to get together in a relaxing environment to share interests, skills, experiences and decent conversation.

It’s just £5 per session and the kind of activities available are dependent on what you want to do, but may include woodwork advice and support, project planning, painting and varnishing or relaxing with a cup of tea in the company of other men. You don’t need woodwork skills to come along to the shed, sometimes we just chat, drink tea and put the world to rights.

Our shed is located at Lower Park Mill, Lower Park Street, Congleton, CW12 1EH and is open at the following times:

Monday Tuesday
 9.00am - 11.00am  9.00am - 11.00am
 11.00am - 1.00pm  11.00am - 1.00pm
 2.00pm - 4.00pm  2.00pm - 4.00pm

The Shed is open every Monday & Tuesday unless advertised otherwise*

* The Shed will be closed on the following dates: 16 & 17 August; 30 & 31 August; 6 & 7 September

Although we would like to support all men interested in the project we do have to consider the health and safety of all those who attend and therefore are not able to offer one to one support, and you may find one of our other services more appropriate for your needs.

Due to the equipment and space available, and due to operating in a COVID friendly way, we only have the capacity for three men to attend each session, therefore please ring ahead before attending to ensure we have space for you

With thanks to Cheshire Community Foundation for helping fund the staffing costs of operating our Shed and to Congleton Town Council for a grant towards purchasing PPE for staff, shed users and volunteers.



What you can expect from attending the shed

What we expect from you if you attend the shed

A Friendly Welcome

To be friendly with other men

Great company and conversation with other men

To enjoy your time with us

A range of equipment to use (after instruction)

Have the ability to work on your own after instruction

Wood to purchase to help you make your chosen item

To be creative

The freedom to leave the shed when you choose

Tell other men about the shed

Advice and support on how to access other services

Ask if you have any problems or concerns

A COVID safe environment

Abide by the new COVID safe rules at all times whilst in the Shed

Health & Safety Statement

Due to the presence of potentially dangerous tools and equipment in the Sheds, we need to carefully assess each potential service user to ensure that their safety, and that of those around them in the Shed, is maintained at all times.  Unfortunately, there will be some people for whom the Shed environment is unsuitable. Please click here to read the Shed's Health & Policy Statement to read more about this.

How to join in

If you would like any further information or need to make contact with us at any time, please contact us between 10:00am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.