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There’s a glimmer of Spring in the air as February 2019 progresses - how can a short month seem so long? At last our move to new premises is behind us and we can get on with projects to look ahead to better weather…  Our regular sessions continue for our members most weekdays now, to make and mend, but we’re still titivating our ‘new’ shed…

Our generous sponsors have enabled us to start from scratch in just a few months! In addition local support has been received. Our founding Steering Group, Trustees and Members would like to express our profound gratitude to them all.

Ten months after the initial meeting to discuss the possibility of starting a Community Workshop in the village, we opened the doors to welcome Members for the first time on Tuesday 23rd January 2018.

Opening most days of the a week now, and with more members joining our numbers continue to swell.

Our members still meet in our new space every Tuesday morning to meet each other, plan a list of activities and drink hot beverages with biscuits… sometimes even cake! Now we’ve been going for over a year there’s less to discuss and after an hour or so some members get on with their projects.  We now have a rota of Shed Supervisors opening the shed for members’ workshop sessions most days of the week.  If the sign is outside you’ll be welcome to have a chat and find out more about us.

We have a broadening range of creative projects under way on behalf of other organisations in the village. You can see some of the completed work on the What We Do page.   Members are forming groups to start sessions to work on their own projects in the shed, with help and training from other members with similar interests.   

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Meanwhile some of our usual activities and events are shown below…

Our more regular opening hours are contributing to a reduction in our lead time for new orders, and our new premises are much better able to accommodate more simultaneous projects…

As always The Henfield Shed seems to get busier and busier and involved in more and more of the local community’s practical problems.


Our current Trustees are Zena Cairns, Neville De Moraes, Pete Gumbrell, Tim Perrin and Peter Tiplady.

Please feel free to contact any of us should you have any queries or questions about The Henfield Shed.

Don’t forget we’ve established a new FACEBOOK presence - it’s embedded below and if you click on it a new page/tab will open on your computer/device to allow you to explore it more. Of course if you are already a user of Facebook you can simply search for us there.  We’ll move the box below to another page here in a month or two, though, so you’ll be able to find it even if you aren’t a subscriber

We’ve moved!!

Our search for new premises was met by a neighbour helping us out! Members of The Henfield Shed have been busy during January relocating the charity’s workshop to a new home in the buildings behind Southdowns Galleries in the High Street. This move has been completed in time for the celebration of our first anniversary! Trustees and members of the charity are very grateful to Rita Prodger for her amazing kindness in allowing us to use these buildings as our workshop whilst our search for a long-term home continues.

We are also indebted to Rob Laughton and Fiona Ayres of Stokes Newsagents for their generosity in allowing us to use the garage in the garden of Stokes as our first workshop. The success of the charity in its first year is without doubt due to the generosity of these very special individuals and the incredible enthusiasm of the local community

for The Henfield Shed. Thank you all!