Waterwheel Community Shed

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What is a Community Shed?

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The basic premise of each Community Shed is to provide a local, informal location where members of a community can spend their time engaged in the traditional manual crafts of woodworking or metal working, and also learn new skills such as computing, 3d printing, use of a CNC machine etc.

The shed is a place for men and women to be socially active and to form friendships. It allows for new opportunities for activity and interaction in their lives post-work.

Members range from those who are using tools and other equipment for the first time, to experienced woodworkers or metalworkers looking to maintain and hone their existing skills. The shed environment is positive and encouraging no matter what a person's ability, and there is a strong focus on friendship, learning new skills, encouraging one another, and working together.

The objects of the Waterwheel Community Shed are:
  • Linking members of the community to services and support structures to enhance their health and wellbeing.
  • Providing a space to facilitate persons of all ages participating in work projects that can benefit both themselves and the community.
  • Fostering, maintaining and expanding social and educational networks.
  • Providing the opportunity for women to join a Shed and when able, to form their own operating environment within the Shed's structure.

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