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Earth Balance Shed

Some call it a Men’s Shed,  –  our members call it a friendly club and workshop; a place to have a chat and a cuppa.

Most FAQ:

What sort of thing do you make?”

Answer: Lots of different things, have a look at the history page

We welcome new members

Just turn up to our new building next to the blue tower on either Tuesday or Fridays between 2 and 4, we are always open these times and you are sure to get a welcome.

men's shed
  • Tuesdays 2 to 4
  • Fridays 2 to 4
  • Other times as needed

Also Ashington Elders and Veterans use the old workshop and the new workshop on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and some weekend to make an astonishing number of items to sell raising ££££ for the NHS and veterans charities.

What is Earth Balance Shed?

Our friendly Shed is a club and workshop for all interested people from Bedlington and surrounding area who like to remain active and socialize with others. We have a well-equipped workshop where people can make things in wood or metal or plastic, follow a hobby or interest, share skills, or just sit, relax, chat, and enjoy a cuppa in good company.

Some people work on their own projects, some like to make things in a group. We often do community tasks too

The Shed is a haven where people can make new friends and share a joke, an idea, or an experience. 

Man's shed in Bedlington
We asked a few Shed members why they kept coming to the shed, surprisingly nobody took offence!
Man's shed in Bedlington
retirement activity in Bedlington

Helping the Community

We are often asked to do jobs for local people. Surprisingly, these are the most popular and satisfying projects. For example we made a path for the Toby Henderson School for Autistic children so during covid they could have a separate exit. Also we made a free library and a raised bed for the new Cambois Community Centre.

Help us raise funds with easyfundraising

Click on this easyfundraising ad and sign up, then whenever you buy something online you will be invited to participate. It will cost you nothing, but Earth Balance Shed will receive a donation from the retailer.

We Have already raised £111.32!

February 2023 News: Our building work signed off!

It has taken two years altogether. The structural work for the new mezzanine, the insulation, electrics, a toilet and tiny kitchen were all completed in summer 2022. Our electrics received the EICR pass in November. The building inspector asked for better fire alarms and an extra emergency light, but on the 24th February on a final inspection we received his approval!

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After a year of tools being in heaps or lost, It is marvellous having our tools set out so we can find them!

We are rather proud of our stairs and new mezzanine.

men in sheds
men in sheds
Brian thanking the wonderful people at the Co-op for supporting us.
men in sheds

First small project!

Keith made this rather splendid loo roll holder.