Men in Sheds

We are delighted that as of 12th April we have been able to re-open our Men in Sheds venues. Cotswold Friends now has three Men-in-Sheds projects up and running with successful sites at Moreton and Bourton, plus our newest shed venture underway in Northleach. We are looking for new Members for the Northleach Shed so please do get in touch if you would like to join. Ladies are also very welcome!

Shed Members use and share valuable practical skills to work on both community and individual projects, but the real value of the shed is the uplifting camaraderie and peer support that the shed environment provides to the men (and some ladies!) who attend. Many Shedders are experiencing bereavement, poor health or loneliness. Our Moreton Men-in-Sheds project has grown significantly with a donated portacabin on the Moreton University allotment site, and supported by Moreton Town Council. Our Bourton Shedders moved to a new site behind the Royal British Legion and are also going from strength to strength developing the site and getting involved in Community Projects. Our new Northleach site is at the Westwoods Centre and is just getting up and running so if you would like to get involved, please do get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

Whilst at their old premises, the Bourton Men-in-Sheds featured in the television programme Countryfile Summer Diaries. The short film highlighted the issues facing men affected by loneliness or isolation in a rural area. To view the film please click the link.

To find out more, contact Rob Platts on Tel: 01608 698557, email

You can also visit the Men in Sheds Bourton website at Men in Sheds has a regular newsletter. Click here to read the first issue

Bourton Men in Sheds

When: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Where: The Royal British Legion, Bourton-on-the-Water,

Contact: Rob Platts, Tel: 01608 698557, email:,

Cost: £1 per week

Moreton Men in Sheds

When: Wednesday and Friday mornings

Time: 10am onwards

Where: University Allotments, Old Town, Moreton

Contact: Rob Platts Tel: 01608 698557, email:

Cost: £1 per session

Northleach Men in Sheds

When: Monday and Friday mornings

Time: 10am til 12 noon.

Where: The Westwoods Centre, Bassett Road, Northleach, Cheltenham, GL54 3QJ

Contact: Rob Platts Tel: 01608 698557, email:

Cost: £1 per session