2017 Pumpkin Festival

Come along and meet us at the 2017 Pumpkin Festival and help raise funds for the Jubilee Sailing Trust at the same time

Another project completed

Today we finished a log store, that was commissioned via a website request.

this was a budget build from recycled pallets and other upcycled wood.


We have now started work on some commissioned raised beds for Bursledon Windmill and a local community allotment in Swaythling

Berrywood Project

We have now returned the repaired car to the school, and are now working on the playhouse windows, hopefully all done in ttime for the new term

Busy days at Shed

Today we sent a three man team to Berrywood Primary School, to replace a rotten wooden surround to one of the bamboo trees, it now looks good with it's new deck surround. meanwhile back at the shed the guys were giving the school car a fresh coat of paint, should be ready for its MOT tomorrow. Chris and Ken are working on the EBC info board and Graham with his electrical repairs. more commissioned projects to be completed tomorrow and next week including raised beds and a woodstore.

Busy day in the dry today

With a constant drizzle outside today, we were all vying for bench space in the shed.

lots of projects on the go, including a commissioned planter, building up our new table saw, repairing a wooden car for Berrywood school, ongoing information board for the Strawberry trail.

hopefully we can do some outdoor work tomorrow, we have a large trailer to refurbish for the Pumpkin Festival, and start on a log store commission.

Vandalism at Berrywood School

Trevor and Andi who both have grandchildren at the school,were very upset to hear that some vandals had broken into the school recently and damaged all of the windows to the childrens playhouse and also wrecked their picnic tables, and damaged the loveely car that the children love to play on.

So on Friday they visited the school along with site manager Tim Lucas to view the damage and make plans to restore or replace them.

Tim has approached B&Q for some donation help which they have provisionally agreed to.

The Berrywood Association have also managed to raise some money through "Just giving". so it should be full steam ahead this week


More Planters completed

Today Hound Parish Council collected the five very heavy planters that they commissioned from us.

They can soon be seen in their fully planted glory outside of the Parish Offices. onto our next project now two large raised beds for Bursledon Windmill, and then a fire engine to take to the Punpkin Festival in October

 If you would like us to build anything for you please contact us at info@eastleighmenssed.co.uk


Lime washing at the windmill

For the past two Fridays, we have had a team working at Bursledon Windmill, the inside walls needed a fresh coat of Lime Wash. so armed with disposable boilersuits and paintbrushes we have managed to finish the whole building all five floors in a couple of sessions. Well done to Johnny O, Neville, Bruce, John B, Trevor and Andi.

The windmill is well worth a visit, It's over 200 years old and is the only working windmill in Hampshire. one of our next projects is to make them a large raised bed to go by the main barn entrance

Check them out, they are open on Sundays 10-4



We Build Bespoke Planters

This one is 3.7 metres long and looking beautiful in it's new home

Do you have bare spaces in your garden, we can help you to fill them with our bespoke planter service.

We will build any planter of you choice, any size and from a variety of materials to suit every pocket.

Just give us some dimensions and any preferences and we will give you a very competitive price

contact info@eastleighmensshed.co.uk for more details


Eastleigh Mens Shed are looking for a new home

 After three and a half years in existence on their current site, the twenty plus members of “The Shed” are now in danger of being made homeless, on the back of an out of date covenant placed on the land in the 1920’s.

The group who only meet for a few hours twice a week, making and repairing things for the local community.

They are now looking for any space in which to re-locate, ideally a small building that can house a reasonable sized workshop, but having built their workshop from scratch using lots of recycled materials they would also be able to build again should anybody be able to provide a small amount of land.

If there is a local business or landowner able to help please contact them by email to info@eastleighmensshed.co.uk, or by telephone 07547 918966.

Their website www.eastleighmensshed.co.uk will give you an insight into their valuable work and some of the great project that they run, including weekly table tennis for seniors and a monthly Repair Café.




Eastleigh Mens Shed

Eastleigh Mens Shed was established early in 2014, by it's four founder members Hugh, Bryan, Graham and Andi. from a small group meeting in a pub twice a month we now have in excess of twenty members meeting at our Hamble base on at least three days per week.

Eastleigh Mens Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy.

Eastleigh Mens Shed offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on group projects or one of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. We are a place of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure where men come together to work.

A Shed’s activities usually involve making or mending in wood (e.g. carpentry, joinery, turning, carving, whittling, marquetry, furniture renovation) but may include metalworking (milling, sheet metal, welding, etc.) bike repair, gardening, electronics, tool renovation, boat renovation, model engineering (model railways, planes) and even building a car! Reclamation, reuse and restoration will feature strongly – and some say that is true of the men too! Although Sheds mostly attract older men, some have included men of any age, women and young people. Whichever activities are pursued the essence of a Shed is not a building, which some don’t have, but the network of relationships between the members.



A New Name for our Train

What a good evening 3 Rivers had last night at Chandlers Ford Station.

They had a steady stream of visitors and passengers come and partake in some seasonal food and drink, which helped to promote the work of the partnership at the station. 

A competition was run to name the new wooden train planter on the old platform, with the winning name of “Fordy” being picked randomly out of a box. Well done to Julie, who came up with this fitting name, and we shall be sending her a prize in the New Year. She has also started us thinking about putting spring bulbs into the planter in the next few weeks to start bringing the train into its proper use!

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