Your Local Community Shed
If so, Garon Park Shed is the place to be!
Garon Park Shed has a well-equipped workshop with a planing and thicknessing machine, bandsaw, table saw, pillar drill and numerous powered and hand tools and full dust extraction facilities.
At Garon Park Shed we believe that in today’s increasingly busy and hectic society people can feel left behind and so become isolated.
Our Shed creates a stress-free, non-judgemental space for people of all ages to visit and interact with similar like-minded people. It provides a welcoming and growing community in a safe environment.
Come and experience the Garon Park Shed, the perfect place for new skills to rub off on you. We believe our shed to be a great place to share not only your own skills but maybe learn new ones and share in life’s ups and downs!
Join our energetic and vibrant community and find a new way to spend the day!
We are always interested to hear from prospective members about what they are interested in doing.
If you would just like somewhere to come and chat and share experiences, then there is, of course, always tea and coffee available. As well as these we have parking, heating and full access to toilet facilities adjacent to our shed.
All members will undergo a proper induction to ensure that the Shed remains a safe environment for everyone. If you have experience using power tools you will be asked to demonstrate this. If you are new to woodworking and practical activities but would like to learn more we will happy to organise training and work with you until you are comfortable.
If you are on medication or have a health condition/disability please tell us on your membership form so we can ensure the correct support is in place.
No, women are welcome to join our shed. The shed movement started as a way of addressing issues of isolation and depression in men, however, we see no reason why our shed should not be available to everyone in the community.
Membership costs £12 per year and session fees are an additional £2 every time you attend.
To join, simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or even just pop down to the Shed during one of the sessions.
Garon Park Shed sessions are held at:
The Garon Park Shed
Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend on Sea,
Essex SS2 4FA
We are opposite the Southend Leisure Centre on the other side of the car park.