Great Western Court, Ashburton Industrial Estate, Ross on Wye, HR9 7BW
The Ross on Wye Men’s Shed situated in Great Western Court on the Ashburton Industrial Estate in Ross on Wye opened it’s doors in March 2018. It’s primary objective is the alleviation of loneliness and isolation among elderly and retired men over 55 years in the local community and surrounding area. The concept was initially started in Australia and has now spread throughout the western world. There are many Sheds in Great Britain and further details can be found on the UK Men’s Shed Association website (www.ukmsa.org).
Thanks to Herefordshire County Council we have a large industrial unit which we have turned into a workshop. We have a great deal of equipment for woodworking and metal working, much of it donated by local people. We have also received grants from the County Council and Ross on Wye town council to help us set up the Shed.
We have made many objects in wood and we also repair and manufacture items in both wood and metal.
The Shed is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of every week throughout the year from 10a.m. to 4p.m. We charge a small fee of two pounds per session for tea, coffee, small items etc and there is an annual fee of ten pounds per month pro rata. Having said that anyone can come along for a few sessions free of charge to see if it is something they would like to get involved in. Membership is also available to anyone that can get to the Shed. We have members from Hereford and Ledbury so if distance is no object you are welcome. New members are always welcome, particulary those that are lonely, depressed or feel isolated. Assisting those people is the ethos of Men’s Sheds.
You can get involved in our activities or just to sit around and drink tea and enjoy the company of like minded people. Our Shed is a relaxed environment and there is no pressure to get too involved. Do not be put off thinking that you do not have any skills. Most of our present members (including me) have no particular skills but we can all learn which boosts self esteem.
Should further information be required or if we can assist further please do not hesitate to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org