Thanks to Richard for making this video showing some of what’s going on.
We have been very lucky to receive donations of tools and equipment from many local people. It means we are well set up for most of what we need in our workshop, when the Covid restrictions allow us to use the shed again. Thanks to everyone for their support.
We would expect to be welcoming members to meet, chat, drink tea and use the workshop if they want to, but Covid restrictions are stopping that of course. The problem is that the running costs are still there, but we have no subs coming in to pay the bills.
We have received some grants for jobs like mending the roof and fixing the heating, which were very welcome and useful, but this so-called restricted funding (we are restricted as to what we spend the money on) is not for general running costs. We have bills to pay for gas, electricity, water, rates ground rent and so on. Members’ subs will cover this when all is normal, but at the moment we need to find a way to cover this.
To help out we are asking people if they can spare us some money to help keep things going. We have created a Just Giving page where people can give some money. If you can help please check the link below.
Our next online meeting will be at 2:00pm on Wednesday 10th February. This is a Covid-safe way of chatting to a few folks for a while from the comfort of your own home. You have to supply your own tea though. If you want to join us to find out more about Men in Sheds Haltemprice or for a chat, use the contact page and we will send you details of how to join in.
See you soon.
The work to sort through the great tools that lots of generous local people have given us is still underway. Steve has laid out boxes to group the hand tools together. It is an impressive stock and there’s still more to go.
The lockdown is preventing us meeting up in person but we can meet online.
We are planning to hold meetings with Zoom. If you have a laptop, tablet or smartphone (iPhone or Android) you could join in. We are planning to hold some meetings on November 3rd, 4th and 9th December.
You might want to meet but don’t know anything about Zoom – don’t worry, we can help. Zoom works well and is pretty easy to use.
if you want to join in, drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to tell you what’s going on, share some of our ideas and we especially want to hear your ideas and what you want to get involved with. You might just feel like a chat. Let’s try this and see what happens.
The Anlaby Hull fair Scarecrow Hunt has attracted a huge amount of interest with about 360 locations around Anlaby and surrounding villages.
Here’s the gang putting up our scarecrows Mish and Mash with their Shed to support our theme of Tools, Tinkering Talk and Tea.
Big thanks to Gill and Steve for their work putting this together.
You can see Mish and Mash outside the Anlaby Clinic on First Lane in Anlaby
There’s more information about the rest of the scarecrows at the Scarecrow Hunt’s Facebook page
Anlaby are having a Scarecrow contest. Gill has entered us and set about gathering what is needed to make a couple of scarecrows, Mish and Mash.
Anyone who says they look like two of our members will be added as the third scarecrow!
Steve just keeps gathering more and more tools and supplies. Each time he collects something, someone else seems to offer more. Most of this is really good stuff, with plenty of use in it for us.
Here’s a few photos of his latest haul.
We have tried to keep people informed about what we are doing to set up the Shed in Haltemprice. We sent out a newsletter in June and another one has just been sent out.
You can read the newsletters in the links below
We want to send out more information as soon as we have it.