LISS MENS SHED
We’re a newly formed group of men and women in Liss and surrounding area.
Our aims have many threads in the various ways we provide a means for our members to come together, support each other and play a worthwhile role within the community. Our Shed is a practical hands-on framework under which they can use their vast array of skills and experience to enrich their own lives and the lives of others. This includes those members who benefit from support, inclusion and companionship.
The LISS Shed is a member of the UK Men's Sheds Association and was set up with guidance from other Sheds in the area, particularly in Havant.
From 2019 through 2021 we have been working to to establish the shed, find suitable premises, raise funds and to refurbish and equip “shed” premises in the centre of the village on the Newman Collard playing fields to provide a hub for our work and future operations. This work is now nearing completion so we can occupy and run regular meetings for the benefit of members.
We have been extremely well supported by many local organisations from South downs national park to Co-op and many local businesses.
Funding and membership fees from 2022 will be required to cover the costs of running the shed.
The organising Committee Members are
Chair - Neil White
Vice Chair - Bob Smith
Secretary – Arthur Allden
Treasurer – Tim Langdon
Membership Sec & Webmaster - Malcolm Muggeridge
Committee members – Tom Collard, Tony Smyth, Clive Olley, Nick Kelsey, Jeff Green
We take the subject of safeguarding the mental and physical condition of all the Shed members very seriously, our policy can be found on the Documents page and ask any member to approach one of the designated safeguarding contacts listed below if there are any concerns whatsoever about themselves or any other shed member in total confidence.
Safeguarding Contacts - Jeff Green & Neil White
A man’s best friend is his shed
The Men’s Shed group is an international organisation set up to help alleviate the isolation of men caused by, for example, retiring from work, bereavement, medical & other conditions.
In Australia during the 1990’s, a number of issues were raised about Men’s health. In Australian culture there was little encouragement for men of all ages to socialise and discuss their feelings and wellbeing. This problem was identified at a Men’s Health Conference in the mid-90s and plans were put in place to improve several aspects relating to Men’s health.
Out of this was born the Men’s Shed organisation where, in Australia alone, there are now more than 1000 Men’s Sheds. In the UK the number of sheds has reached over 670