The Alresford Men’s Shed stopped operations during lockdown in Summer 2020, and since then have been considering how to operate in the future. Our regular advertised sessions, when people can drop in, were suspended up to 2nd November, re-opened, only to be forced to shut down once more on 5th November! Now this lockdown has been reimposed during the early part of 2021.
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. So for the immediate future, the Trustees have decided not to open the Shed.
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 is 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, but again this is not currently available as a drop-in service
Good News: the Shed will re-open with our new normal opening hours from April 12th! These are Monday afternoon, 2-4.30pm, and Tuesday morning, 10-12.30, plus both morning and afternoon sessions on a Thursday. Our operations will be limited, with distancing between Shedders, and it is unlikely that more than 5 or 6 people will be allowed in at once. Visitors will need to be seen in the foyer, or outside the front door.