The Alresford Men’s Shed stopped operations during the lockdown in Summer 2020, and since then have been carefully modifying operations and opening hours. Our regular advertised sessions, when people can drop in, were suspended up to 2nd November 2020, re-opened, only to be forced to shut down once more on 5th November! During Summer 2021 the Shed re-opened once again, and from November 2021 the opening hours for public access have been increased to be 10 a.m. to 12.30 every weekday morning, Monday to Friday. We hope this will be our future opening pattern.
Most of our members are over 50, some by a long way! Several are shielding, or consider themselves vulnerable, and have decided to stay at home at present. However the Shed is open to Shed members at any time, as long as there are two people present, to ensure their personal safety.
Several members are continuing their own projects, or undertaking some repair jobs, at home, when this is considered possible. To do this they do make occasional visits to the premises, to collect or return various items of equipment or tools that might be required, on loan from the Shed. This is how the Shed has been carrying out the occasional job during this difficult period.
The mobility equipment stored in the Shed for the Pigs is still available for recycling around the community, by arrangement. Please make initial contact direct to the Alresford Pigs.