Latest news and events information


August 2019

Shed 5th Birthday 'sizzling celebration'

Lovely sausages will be sizzling away at the Shed on Wednesday 28th. All are welcome for a summer shed celebration.


Suggested donation £3 per person

What a lovely afternoon of celebration we had to mark our 5th birthday!
Great to see so many shedders and welcome back some old friends.

'Raise the Roof for the Shed' 2019'

Our beloved Shed was built in 1901.It was originally the old Broadstairs Tram Shed.

Although we take great care of the building, and are always improving the space using the amazing skills of our Shedders, and we've done out best over the last few years to patch the roof as much as we can, we now know that the only way to keep the space watertight, safe and comfortable and warm for all our members is to bite the bullet and replace most,if not all of it.

That's a tall order, so Spring 2019 saw us launch a big fundraising campaign to 'Raise the Roof for The Shed'. We'll be making and mending things to help towards our scary target of £40,000 for the work, and hosting all sorts of other fundraising activities.


We're excited to announce that June 20th will see us host our 2nd Fundraising Gala Dinner and auction and Casino event at The Yarrow Hotel in Broadstairs.

Lots of planning behind the scenes going on at the moment.

This year's theme will be James Bond, and we're currently asking for kind donations of lots and prizes for the auction, bottles for our luxury tombola and selling tickets for the dinner itself.


We have already had promises of donations from kind supporters, old and new, so watch the space below for news of lots, more details of the events, and details and links to our very kind supporters and donors as they come in.


2019 'Raise the roof...' our generous prize Donors to date.

And some fabulous individual prize donors to The 2019 Gala dinner auction and tombola

Jacqui & Lee Wellbrook

Trish Webb

John Harvey

Sophie Binskin-Barnes

Sanjivan Kohli

Alessandra Locardi

Carol-Ann Lewis





Jan 2019.

2019 is going to be a very exciting one at The Town Shed.


We'll be 5 in May this year!! and what an extraordinary journey we've had already.

From our beginnings in our tiny Shed in Pierremont Park, via much fundraising, donation of time, energy, skills and fabulous things made at the Shed, we have a wonderful workshop and community space.  Many new friendships have been made, thousands of cuppas and jokes shared, and other community groups helped with our woodworking and carpentry skills. The Shed is such a vibrant place to be.

In 2018, we celebrated over 30 new members joining, the installation of an accessible lift, the start of the installation of an accessible loo too ( completion due end of Jan! ).

As always, we Thank everyone locally that has helped us in even a tiny way, whether by commissioning or buying Shed-made products, buying raffle tickets for fundraisers, or knitting and selling their wares, the list is endless. So much kindness makes the project truly alive and ever-evolving, to support the continued good health and well-being of local people.

Shed development plans for 2019!


With increased membership numbers, comes the challenge of making the space work for as many existing and new members as possible. Members' safety and comfort is our greatest concern, always.

So we're planning some adjustments to the space, to ensure we can accommodate everyone's needs from the amazing workshops we've created.


New activities from The Shed.

Through the kind donation of a grant from Ageless Thanet for equipment, and the donation of skills and time from one of our multi-talented Shedders, we were able to start Art classes last year and those will continue to develop this year too.


Tablet and smartphone classes.

Again, via a fantastic grant from The Kent Reliance Provident Society via The Kent Community Foundation  we shall be starting a new course and then top up/revision sessions to try and demystify the workings of many digital devices.


'Let's Raise the roof for The Shed' - campaign launches

The Shed is housed in what was the old Broadstairs Tram Shed building, built in 1901. 

As such it's a little tired, and the roof is past it's prime.

We've raised funds and patched and mended where we can in the past, but the many, many, buckets needed when it rains mean we're having to bite the bullet and replace the roof this year.

We need to raise close to £40,000.00 to do so, which is a huge mountain for us to climb with no regular or central funding.

So in Spring 2019, we'll be launching our 'Raise the Roof for the Shed' campaign.

As ever, we'll be whittling, turning and making things to sell towards that goal, but will need the support and help of our community to hit our target too.

Following our successful and thoroughly enjoyable fundraising dinner & auction in 2018, this June 20th will see a 'Raise the Roof' Gala dinner and auction event which will be held at the wonderful Yarrow Hotel in Broadstairs.


Fabulous funding news December 2018

Co-op Community fund presentation.

The Town Shed was lucky enough to have been selected in late 2017 to be a potential beneficiary from the Co-op Community fund scheme for the whole year.

Lots of local Co-op shoppers nominated the Shed as their chosen local charity, and we therefore received 1% from the Community fund of their spend throughout 2017. 

Due to their kind generosity and support, in November, we were presented with a cheque for a whopping £4267.86!!!!

2 other local charities also received similar amounts, which is great news for Thanet.


November '18.                                         It's that time of year again !!

Please come and join us for our annual Christmas Sale and Mince Pie event at The Shed.

Everyone welcome, come and see what goodies the Shed elves have been making to help sustain our wonderful workshop next year!!

Shed Fund-raising Gala Dinner and Auction June 2018.


The Shed receives no regular funding, so we need to raise quite a lot of money in many ways to keep the project open for our community.


So this year, we're hosting a fabulous fund-raising Gala dinner, with an auction of wonderful, kindly donated prizes, on 7th June 2018. It's at The Yarrow Hotel here in sunny Broadstairs.


A prosecco reception, 3 -course dinner, music, dancing, entertainment and an auction with amazing prizes, a guaranteed prize tombola and free prize draw of 2 wooden luxury hampers ( double as vinyl storage boxes when contents consumed!) with every Gala dinner ticket.


We are delighted to be able to announce that Clive Emson will be our auctioneer for the evening, and are very grateful to him for the donation of his knowledge, skills and time to The Shed.


We are happy to announce that the Gala Dinner and fundraising auction is now SOLD OUT!!


We'll be announcing all of our amazing auction lots and extraordinary tombola prizes here, as they are confirmed. 

Here are just a few of what our kind supporters and donors have pledged so far, to both our Auction and to a wonderful, guaranteed Prize 'Shed Wall' tombola

(Free, limited edition Shed-made wooden key ring memento with every tombola purchase too!.)

The Full auction lot list, with fuller narratives as at 2.6.18 is available via :


There's something for everyone and amazing auction lots and tombola prizes are still coming in :



- A week's stay in 'The Winery', a stunning converted house with pool, in Saint Marcel Sur Aude, near Narbonne and the Canal Du Midi, France. Sleeps 10. Off peak, assorted dates available. ( Not suitable for toddlers) Kindly donated by Sophie Spence and Sean Hoban.

- A framed, authenticated Manchester United football shirt signed by current team players. Kindly donated by the Manchester United Foundation

- A framed Arsenal Shirt signed by Arsene Wenger ( gotta be amongst the last!!)

kindly donated by David Dein ( 2017 strip)

- A framed, limited edition, signed print of 'The Map of Roald Dahl'

kindly donated by amazing Margate Artist Alex Foster

- Helicopter flights for x 2 from Manston Heliport

kindly donated by the lovely people at Bell Helicopter

- A £100.00 voucher for lunch or dinner courtesy of the lovely Kat & Jan at Broadstairs' very own Wyatt & Jones.

- 4 tickets to Cricket T20 Double Header matches - Southern Vipers v Yorkshire Diamonds at 2:30pm and then Hampshire v Somerset at 6:30pm at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday 8th August 2018 Courtesy of the lovely people at Hampshire Cricket Club
- A taster Guitar lesson -
location to suit winner ( Thanet only please) from Lee Wellbrook- Friend of the shed, local volunteer legend and core member of local band The Missouri Gutts

- x 2 Tickets for the Specsavers County Cricket Championships

Kindly donated by Canterbury Cricket Club

- Tasting Menu for 2 at The Yarrow Hotel

Courtesy of the infinitely patient James, from The Yarrow Hotel

- Singing lesson

from local singing teacher, super volunteer and fabulous Opera singer, Sian Woodling

- A Bridgewater Teapot and mugs

kindly donated by Emma Bridgewater

- Signed copy of her latest book, 'Chai, Chaat and Chutney' plus home made cup cakes kindly donated and baked by Broadstairs' own Bake Off star and all round lovely woman Chetna Makan

- x 2 tickets for the William Hill World Darts at Alexandra Palace during December 2018.

Dates are yet to be confirmed. Winner will be notified. kindly donated by The Professional Darts Corporation

- Personal guided tour for 2 of the new Harry Potter Gallery - house of MinaLima in London.  kindly donated by Liz Cook.
- 2 x Weekend Passes to the Mitsubishi Motors Rugby 7's - Saturday 7th July & Sunday 8th July in Exeter. kindly donated by Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club
- A signed, framed 'Royston' cartoon

kindly donated by Broadstairs' own celebrated newspaper cartoonist and illustrator Royston Roberstson

- Private pottery lesson 2 people x 2 sessions

kindly donated by local Potter Juliet Challis, who supports Potters for Peace

- 2 vouchers for tasting and Vineyard tour of Chapel Down in Tenterden Courtesy of  The Chapel Down Winery

- 4 tickets to see Sarah Millican on 24th June at Margate Winter Gardens   kindly donated by Denise and Alex Martin-Harker

- Executive Match day package for 2 @ Ramsgate FC

kindly donated by Ramsgate Football Club: Match tickets, a meal and drink before the match & half time refreshments.

- Swedish Body massage plus a separate taster reflexology taster session courtesy of The Spa at The Yarrow Hotel

- Personal Butler service for 5 hours for a dinner party or similar (within the Thanet area) courtesy of local 'Company Butler' Mark Moynan -from Exclusive Household Staff

- An annual membership for a family of up to 5 to Dreamland Margate - kindly donated by the team at the marvellous Dreamland.

- A 1 day make your own perfume experience - assorted locations and dates available - kindly donated by OFP timber framed Homes

- A Hand made, unique decorative bowl from CD Creations - local photographer & Craftsman Carlos Dominguez

- A 1 day cookery Course voucher at the Chequers Kitchen Cookery School in Deal - assorted dates and types available. Kindly donated by OFP Timber framed homes

- Factory tour of Dartington Crystal -kindly donated by Dartington Crystal

-  A voucher for beauty treatments at Your Spa in Ramsgate - kindly donated by Sarah from Your Spa.

- A framed, authenticated, Arsenal shirt signed by the current season team. Kindly donated by Jon Crownshaw from BT Sport

- Annual family pass to Monkton Nature Reserve  kindly donated by them

- A pass to Powell Cotton Museum and Quex park, For 2 Adults and 3 children which they have kindly donated

- A weekend stay for up to 6 people in a truly stunning cottage in North Norfolk. ( off peak) kindly donated by a Friend of The Shed.

- 1 nights B&B accommodation with breakfast at ( that sorts your visitors out!) courtesy of The Royal Albion Hotel-

- A £25.00 GIft card for Weatherspoons ( redeemable Nationally) courtesy of Weatherspoons, Ramsgate.

- A Fish and Chip Supper for 4 people courtesy of The Harbour Cafe in Broadstairs

- A homeware item kindly donated by the lovely - Galloway and Brown

- Beautiful coloured contemporary tray set kindly donated by the delightful Nuvia from Lifestyle store KIT in Broadstairs

- A voucher to redeem against a piece of your choice at Broadstairs' newest gallery             New Kent Art courtesy of local artist and Co-owner Karen Lawrence

- A box of garden 'goodies' ( including gnomes) kindly donated by our local Asda store

- Gift Cards for both M&S and Waitrose plus a limited edition Meercat toy kindly donated by Jacqui Wellbrook.

- A gift voucher kindly donated by Shepherd Neame

- A silver and Pink and Green Onyx necklace & ear ring set kindly donated by Carol from Happy Elephant jewellery

- A voucher for Serene beauty Salon in Broadstairs High St. kindly donated by Pip Hardy

- Bottles of wine courtesy of Rent a Bar

- A voucher for a meal from the delightful Buoy and Oyster in Margate, donated by them

- 2 Tickets for The Palace Cinema in Broadstairs Courtesy of Corinna & Simon (Excl. Thanet Film club showings)

- A gift card from Thorntons kndly donated by Thorntons at Westwood Cross

- Dinner for 2 at The Bay Tree hotel in Broadstairs, kindly donated by Robert and Alistair from The Bay Tree


There will be an array of Shed-specific prizes to be won too, of course.

From a 1 to 1 wood turning lesson, plant troughs made to order, a 'Friend of The Shed' polo shirt, plus a limited edition, personalised Shed polo (only ever made for our super supporters!).

They've hand turned some beautiful wooden bowls, and will personalise breadboards to order for lucky winners.


Free, limited edition Shed-made wooden key ring memento with every tombola purchase too!.


Lots more lots ( see what we did there) to be announced as they are very generously donated.


Our heartfelt THANKS go to all of our wonderful, kind and generous sponsors and donors.

Your faith in The Shed and all we try to do for our community is truly amazing.

We'll do our very best to repay that generosity and raise lots of money for The Shed!

Every donation made will help us to sustain the Shed for our existing users and enable us to offer even more older people in Thanet the chance to participate in meaningful activities in a positive and supportive environment.

It will enable us to recruit even more members to our very special Shed Family, to work on projects for their community in turn.

Here's a roll call of all the people who will help make our evening the success we know it will be.

Feb. 16th 2018.

Thank You Kent Community Awards!.

What a wonderful evening we all had at The Priestfield Stadium last night.

An extraordinary room full of amazing people that support SO many Charities across Kent. So many inspirational stories and the power of positivity and kindness  throughout Kent was palpable in the room.

Honoured to be in such Company and proud to awarded as finalists in the Volunteer Group of the Year Category.


Please join us for some festive cheer at the Shed! December 2017

Our annual Mince pie 'do' is on the 13th December. We open our doors so that our supporters, family members and possible new members can come and see what we get up to.

There will of course also be loads of 'Shed made' seasonal goodies on sale for that special someone at Christmas.

We'll be serving mulled apple juice, mince pies.  ( courtesy of our lovely supporters from Co-op Funeral Care) and of course unlimited tea and biscuits. 

We have 3 fabulous Christmas hampers as prizes in our raffle, the proceeds of which help us keen the Shed up and running.

Please do come along, we have an amazing space and want to share it with as many people as possible.


Look forward to seeing you then, ( and why not bring a friend along too) 

November 2017. The Co-op community fund supports the Shed. You can too, as you shop.

We're delighted to announce that Broadstairs Town Shed can now benefit every time you buy own brand Co-op goods!!

Not only do you receive 5% back on all own brand purchases when you use your Co-op card in store, but if you are kind enough to nominate us as your local 'good cause', by clicking on The Shed listing on your online membership page, the Shed will then also benefit with a 1% contribution from the Co-op too. 

This is open now, and runs through until the end off October next year.


It's easy to register. Please follow this link : enter your membership No., then you'll be directed to our entry. 


All the funds raised will help us continue all the amazing things that happen at the Shed, and enable us continue to help people, and more importantly, help the Shedders to help our community in turn, with woodworking and carpentry projects. Everyone wins!

Shedders meeting November 2017

Thanks to all our Shedders and Shedheads for coming along to find out more about what we've been up to this year. Lots of plans for new equipment, a new dust extraction system, new saw, and plans to enlarge the 'Mess' area to accommodate all our new members. Plenty of tea coffee, biscuits, suggestions, discussion about the future of the Shed in 2018 and beyond. 24 new Shedders have signed in in the last 2 months alone, which is great. Better get some more biscuits in.

Nov. '17. The Shed now has a defibrilator!

Thank you so much to The Thanet Lions Club. The Shed now has it's very own defibrillator Installed. Local groups supporting another local group. We love our community.

November 2017. We have a second chance to win funding from Aviva with your help!!

Update Nov 22nd.


We had another chance to win funding for our much needed lift!

Thanks to everyone that voted for us, now we just have to wait and see 



Please help us by voting for the SHed to win much needed funding toward our lift.

Please follow this link to find out more :


If you registered and voted for us last year ( Thank you) , you can just log in using the password etc., you set then.

If you have not registered before, please follow the instructions on the site to do so.

You will receive an email confirmation from Aviva, which you can then click on to complete registration.At that point, we would love you to donate as many of your allocated 10 votes for the Shed as possible.

October 2017. Gala screening in aid of the Shed!

The Palace Cinema in Broadstairs was the venue for an amazing preview screening of the fantastic UK written and produced film 'Jawbone' earlier this month. The tiny team from Broadstairslit not only arranged an exclusive preview, but also invited the 2 main actors involved to participate in a Q&A afterwards.

Over 120 people attend the screening and at the Q&A hosted in The Pavillion Broadstairs.

Actors Johnny Harris and Michael Smiley were extraordinarily open and entertaining about their experiences whilst waiting and then making the film. Great supporters of the Shed, they also signed autographs for the vey appreciative audience, and were given their own personalised 'Friends of the Shed' T shirts as a memento.

Huge thanks to to everyone that bought tickets for this special event, raffle tickets, and participated in the silent auction.The Shed is very grateful indeed to everyone that gave their time to help make this fund-raising event happen, and we shall know how much was raised in a couple of weeks' time.

Set up by a small group of volunteers as a not-for-profit organisation to celebrate our literary heritage, BroadstairsLit aims to host regular gatherings of writers and readers, typically bi-monthly, with the primary objectives of promoting the authors’ books and fostering a love of literature and writing.

Their aim is to give audiences a unique opportunity to hear from authors they admire, but to also discover new voices, ideas and experiences too. They actively engage with local groups (writing groups, poets etc.) at various events as and when appropriate being inclusive and diverse, welcoming to all ages, while keeping our events affordable.

As one volunteer group to another, we Thank them wholeheartedly for there unerring support for the Shed.

Particular Thanks of course to Johnny Harris :

and to Michael Smiley :



Aviva Community Fund 2016- update

We found out yesterday that we were not one of the Aviva Community Fund Winners.  We had amazing support from so many people, and for that, we Thank You from the bottom of our hearts.

There were SO many worthy candidates and we congratulate the very deserving projects and causes that did win. We were told how much our lift appeal was loved, and awarded a 'consolation prize' of £500, which helps us towards our target and we are very grateful for.

It's back to the drawing board for us and the Shedders, to work out how we can generate the funds needed for this much needed lift to help those Shed Heads with limited mobility get up to the tea and biscuits and loo they deserve to be able to enjoy - along with their more mobile compadres!

It's all part of our amazing Shed journey, ongoing fundraising towards our lift, our running costs and further developing our marvellous Broadstairs Town Shed. If you have any great fundraising ideas and would like to help please get in touch - we'd love to hear from you!

With many thanks to everyone for all your good wishes and support, which means the world - onwards!


Pop up Christmas shop at the Shed 2016!

join us at the Broadstairs Town Shed on Tuesday 20th December from 1-3pm for mince pies, festive cheer and a chance to buy some beautiful handmade gifts for Christmas.


Click for map


We are located behind MySpaceStorage. There is limited parking outside the Shed, however the Loop bus stops just by The Cabin Café, or there is on street parking on Westover Road and Northdown Road


We'd love to have an idea of how many people to expect so please drop us a line, by Thursday 15th.December, to let us know if you're planning to come along. It will be great fun and we can't wait to see all  our friends!   


The Shed reaches Aviva Community Fund finals!

22/11/16  - We are proud and delighted to announce that thanks to everyone's support and votes The Shed is through to the Finals of the Aviva Community Fund - to win funding to install an accessible lift!


With over 5 million votes cast in the competition, that’s no mean feat.  Thank you to all our wonderful supporters for voting and spreading the word far and wide! 


We now have to provide additional information to the panel of judges to help persuade them to choose us as worthy of the funding we need for the lift.  800 projects will be funded through this scheme and we are now one step closer to being one of them. 


The results will be announced on 10th January. 


#voteshedlift  #avivacommunityfund 

Give the Shed a Lift - VOTE SHED!


The Broadstairs Town Shed is a Town Team project, aimed mostly at older men though everyone is welcome. The Shed has been up and running over a year now and has expanded into a larger site, The Big Shed on the edge of town, to accommodate more members, having outgrown original Little Shed in Pierremont Park.  


After lots of work to make this new building fit for purpose we are fundraising to install a lift - something we can't knock up ourselves out of bits of old wood!


We have a chance to win £15,000 from the Aviva Community Fund, please vote for us here - everyone gets ten votes in this fantastic scheme.


You don't need to be an Aviva customer to vote -  and we could be one of 800 projects who will benefit!


What the shed needs now, more than anything, is an accessible lift.  Members and potential members experience a wide range of mobility issues and problems, which will become more apparent for more of them as time goes by.


Although the new workshop is at ground level and fully accessible, a fundamental part of the Shed’s magic is the social side of working shoulder to shoulder and forming new friendships. The Shed’s mess/kitchen/dining room is on the first floor, making sharing a cuppa, a chat and a laugh difficult for some members and completely inaccessible for others. 


Happily, Broadstairs Town Shed has been nominated to be part of this year’s Aviva Communities Fund competition, and our appeal is for funding for an accessible lift.


We need as many people as possible to vote for the lift project. All you need to do is register online here, click on the email you will get back and then cast your votes for The Shed. Everyone that registers online receives 10 votes. If you findthe registration process at all tricky, watch the short video we've made that shows you how to do it, below. 


Bill Lott, one of the volunteer ‘Shed heads’ who run the project, says: 

‘I love coming to the Shed, it’s such a key part of my life now, and although I am not disabled, the stairs are a problem for me by the end of the day. It would make a huge difference to me and everyone else that finds stairs a trial if people could help us with our lift appeal, by registering and voting for us online’ 


Claire Shelton the Town Shed’s Co-ordinator added:

‘The lift will make a huge difference to so many existing users, and those for whom the stairs are a major hurdle and have therefore not yet been able to really join in fully with Shed life. It isn’t just for now, mobility issues for our members do not get better with age, so a lift would really help sustain the amazing facilities that we can offer people going forward too’  

New, 'Big Shed' now open

Wednesday, 22nd June saw our new, much larger home open.

6 months of dedication, hard work and the donation of many, many hours and fantastic carpentry, plastering, painting skills have converted an unloved warehouse space into our all singing, all dancing new workshop space and offices. More than 100 people came to see our fabulous new space. Lots of old friends keen to get working on all the new lathes and workbenches.

And, of course, there was cake, and lots of it.


Our heartfelt Thanks to everyone that has supported our journey, local businesses who have supported us with great community spirit, but especially the amazing Willow Winston, our fabulous landlady, benefactor and No. 1 fan.


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June 2016

Shed appeal for lift and roof gets Gazette support.

Thanks to The Thanet Gazette for their coverage of our appeals for the roof repair and accessible lift installation.

Always such great supporters of all the hard work at the Shed.


Big Thanks too, to everyone that has supported us so far, we are so lucky to have such great volunteers, donors, friends and small businesses that make what we try to do possible.


Proper community support means everything !









March 2016

Come on down to the Shed at Easter


Shed Easter Open Day and Fundraising Sale.

Saturday, 26th March  10 - 4.00p.m.


Hoppy Easter is imminent everyone.     We hope you'll come down to the Shed to see what we do, and also what lovely things everyone has made for sale to support the project.


Our new, larger building desperately needs a new roof, (and we cannot do that ourselves although we'd like to..) and so we'll be showcasing lots of wooden goodies for you to buy to help us with our mammoth fundraising efforts.

Look forward to seeing you, friends and family there.                                     Feb 2016

Romance blooms at The Shed!

Heather and Vic - A Shed wedding is announced!





March 2016

We won. Thank you so much.              The Thanet Gazette People's Choice Award ! Jan 2016

Everyone at The Shed is over the moon.

Thanks to readers returning their slips and texting their support we have won the Thanet Gazette Reader’s Heart of the Community Award. Our congratulations to all the other very worthwhile charities that won fantastic cash prizes too and we hope that 2016 will be a great year for you all.

The invaluable coverage we'll receive in the paper throughout 2016 - will help us on our our journey and fund-raising campaign towards new, much needed, additional space - the Big Shed. Please keep buying your local Gazette or checking it online, and watch as the building develops and for stories about our Shedders and the projects they'll be working on.

The Shed particularly supports older men in our community, who are susceptible to loneliness and isolation.  The Health and Well-being of our Shedders is key to the project too.


The Shed is a place where members can go to do woodwork and other activities in a friendly and supportive environment. It has proven to be very popular since opening after the community helped us secure £50,000 funding from the People's Millions back in 2013.

Thank you for supporting us to open what we are now calling the Little Shed in Pierremont Park if you were involved with that campaign.


We now have been able to take on a new and bigger space, which we will call Big Shed, (and which we will share with sculptor, Willow WInston) in order to fulfill the high level of need for everything that the Shed offers. 


New 'Friends of the  Shed' Scheme launched Jan 2016

Please click on the Supporters Tab at the top of the page for further details

Massive Thanks to OFP Timber Frames

The Shedders are now working towards getting our second, additional site, The Big Shed, up and running. 


The popularity of what we're now calling The Little Shed, in Pierremont Park, means we now have so many members we have to have more space and this additional site will allow us to involve more people and introduce new activities as well.  There's lots to do and as you know we love a challenge!  


Today (5th Jan 2015) Our wonderful friends and stalwart supporters at OFP Timber Framed Homes have very kindly donated and delivered a HUGE amount of timber and trusses/joists so we can start the flooring, building work benches and walls etc!


We are so lucky and very, VERY grateful indeed to Alastair Naraway and his team and we wanted to say a public THANK YOU.


Now the hard work really starts. Want to get involved? Please get in touch. 


Christmas Fair Sat 5th December 2015

wooden snowmen made at the Broadstairs Town Shed

We're going to be open on Saturday 5th December to promote the Shed and sell our lovely products - trugs are all ready, breadboards, christmas decorations, insect houses, and other delightful stuff on its way!

As part of the 'Christmas In Broadstairs' event run by The Chamber Of Commerce, the Town Shed will be open, offering wonderful hand-made wooden items for sale. 

From lovely festive snowmen, gifts for bird lovers, decorative trees etc., all manner of wonderful, wooden items made by the Shedders will be available for sale.

All proceeds go to support the Shed and help us towards funding our new, bigger building so we can have even more people come and join our Shed family.

Please come and we would like to encourage everyone to send your friends and family an invitation to the event on Facebook so we can be sure of a great turn out! 

Upton School Save the Pool Craft Fair

Come and see us at Upton School Craft Fair on Saturday 13th June from 10:00 - 4:00.


We are supporting the fundraising for Upton swimming pool. Proceeds from sales go to support the Shed. 


Upton School

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Spring Fair 4th April

We're going to be opening our doors again on 4th April, selling lovely handmade wooden items for the garden and kitchen. 


All proceeds will go towards funding the Shed in 2015.


You can also pop along to the Spring Food Fair which is happening in Pierremont Park over the Easter weekend.

Learning day at East Kent College

We are very proud to have been chosen by the students of the Supported Learning Faculty as their project of the year this year. As part of their work towards the Youth Social Action Fund the students have been working hard to raise money to buy us more tablets for our computer classes and some footballs for our walking football.

Last Thursday we spent a great day with the students, some showed us how to use the tablets, others made a delicious cream tea and then in the afternoon another couple of groups came to the shed and made bird boxes. 

It was a really enjoyable and interesting day for everyone! 

Computer Classes

The Shed is for everyone

Hurrah! Our computer classes have started.

We're taking bookings for classes starting in April so please get in touch if you or anyone you know is interested.



Research shows that being part of a supportive community and keeping active promotes happier and longer life. It's that simple. There is now a wealth of evidence that Mens Sheds, where they exist, are making a very positive difference in the lives of those who get involved.


The Shed movement started in Australia and now there are over 1000 there, with further Sheds in over 20 countries, including almost 100 in the UK ,


Mike Jenn, Chair of the UK Men's Shed movement says:


"Joining a Shed can sustain a man's health in later life by adding purpose and creating friendships.


"We share good equipment, learn from each other, and chat while pursuing hobbies, working on community projects and making things to support the Shed."


So what are you waiting for - we'd love you to get in touch!