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.

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 on Wednesday and Thursday mornings between 10 and 12 to make items to sell for the NHS

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
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!

August 2022 News: Refurbishment  completed!

It has taken a year and a half, but the structural work for the new mezzanine, the insulation, electrics, a toilet and tiny kitchen are all completed. Soon we’ll be asking the building inspector for his final inspection.

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
men in sheds

First small project!

Keith made this rather splendid loo roll holder.