Patchway Men’s Shed was formed in February 2013 with the
help of Southern Brooks Community Partnership and the
support of Patchway Town Council.
The Men's Shed is part of the Precious Times initiative
aimed at reducing isolation and improving the quality of life
for older people by offering the opportunity to meet in an
informal environment with a focus on making or repairing
things, primarily in wood.
We meet every Wednesday morning (10am) at our new home on the Blakeney Road Allotment Site in Patchway - just follow the 'Allotment Site' signs from the top of Coniston Road (ref: 'Where to find us').
The Shed currently has 15 members and has acquired a
comprehensive collection of hand and power tools primarily
for undertaking woodworking tasks.
Generally we use re-cycled timber that has been donated to
the group, this is used to make a wide range of: bird boxes,
bird tables, garden planters, hedgehog houses, butterfly
 / bug boxes, etc. which are sold at a moderate price to fund
the purchase of additional tools and wood.
We also restore broken or discarded items of furniture, make
specific items 'to-order' and have the capability to repair
bicycles, etc.
Members are encouraged to develop their own projects using
the facilities available.
We were initially successful in obtaining grants to purchase
new tools though we are now non-funded and are
financially self-sufficient.

So if you are new to retirement or have time to spare and
would like to join a friendly, supportive group then you
will be made
very welcome. So come 
along and meet the guys at the Allotment Site off Blakeney Road on any Wednesday morning where you can enjoy a cup of Ray's tea and maybe make some sawdust!

Refer to 'Where to find us' for maps showing new location.

For more information please contact: Martin Castree

The Team
Members of the Shed

You Tube video - Patchway, Bristol Men In Sheds - please refer to 'Links' page.