Janner Men's Shed prepares to reopen

The popular club, which sees men get together to practice woodwork, will be meeting outside under the ‘rule of six’ every other week.

During lockdown, the group has been meeting virtually every week and will hopefully be reopening to all members towards the end of May or beginning of June. 

The club uses Leigham Community Hall as its base and also has use of a shipping container in the car park to store wood.

Communities Worker Ryan Huws, who runs the Men’s Shed, said: “For now, only six members are allowed to meet outdoors but it’s great that we can start to think about reopening fully in the coming months.

“Our first big job is to paint the shipping container so that it blends more comfortably to its surroundings. 

“There will be a bit of work needed to make sure that our activities and the building is Covid safe, and the members are really keen to get things up and running again. 

“Quite a few men got in touch over the past year asking if they could join the Janner Men’s Shed. It was a bit frustrating that our usual sessions were on hold, but they could join us on our regular chat group on Facebook.”

We’ll update you again when the Men’s Shed is fully reopen. Contact Ryan on 0808 230 6500 for more information or to book a place on the fortnightly sessions.

Some of our Beacon Community Hub groups in North Prospect are also starting to meet up again outdoors under the rule of six. The Tea and Toast sessions resumed this week and our Gardening Club will meet next week. If you'd like to get involved ring Communities Worker Leigh Ferguson on 0808 230 6500 to book your place.

See our PCH Connect brochure to find out full details of online groups, events and training you can get involved with.