01702 965959



01702 965959


01702 965959


Garon Park Shed


Your Local Community Shed

  • Are you interested in learning more about woodworking?
  • Do you have skills that you’d like to share?
  • Are you looking for the perfect workspace to build your latest project?
  • Do you want somewhere to visit to share time and interests?

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.



Feature List
  • Ventilation system,
  • Parking,
  • Refreshments
  • We received donated wood which can be used for specific projects and welcome wood donations


What is your safety policy?

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.

Is the Garon Park Shed just for men?

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.

How much does it cost to join?

Membership costs £12 per year and session fees are an additional £2 every time you attend.

How do I become a member?

To join, simply contact us at garonparkshed@wellbeingatgaronpark.com or even just pop down to the Shed during one of the sessions.

Where is the Garon Park Shed?

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.


Membership info
We have tried hard to strike a balance between the need to cover the day to day running costs of the shed with our aim to make our facilities accessible to as many people in the local community as is possible. Therefore, we have set our fees at an affordable level. These cover the cost of any tea and coffee and some of the consumable items, as well as the purchase of various tools and equipment to keep the facilities up to date.

We keep a stock of timber but levels vary. Members are welcome to use this, and pay for cost of replacement but for any projects that require additional timber we will expect members to pay for the timber they plan to use before starting a project. We have an arrangement with a local timber yard who offer a 5% discount to our members.

Registering as a member
Contact us at garonparkshed@wellbeingatgaronpark.com and we will send you further information, including an invitation to a free trial session. At this visit you’ll meet some of the existing members and see how we operate and have the opportunity to ask any questions that you have before making a commitment to join. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18. subject to acceptance of our code of conduct and health and safety requirements and approval by the committee.
Related points
  • £12 annual membership fee
  • £2 per session

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Contact information

Southend-on-Sea, England, SS2 4FA, United Kingdom
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