Update on Members’ Meeting, Wed 30th March – Half Moon Pub, Sheet

Topics discussed;

  • Gerry Johnson – Regional Men’s Shed Representative introduced himself and gave an overview of our local Sheds.
  • Nick, Trevor, Martin, and I shared their visit to Waterlooville Shed; a very well established Shed with great facilities. We met their chairman and other members who were very helpful in answering our many questions. I will write to thank them.
  • I described the opening of Liss Shed and the facilities they have.
  • Trevor introduced a very real possibility for our future Shed premises. 16 Heath Road is a 3-bed detached house with substantial grounds and 2 large sheds owned by EHDC located in the Festival Hall car park. Councillors Julie Butler and Robert Mocatta are supporting that the sheds and grounds be licenced to us to develop as our Shed. We may also explore use of the house in the short term. Trevor and I met the councillors on site with the EHDC Estates Manager to review the possibilities which are very favourable. The EHDC Estates team are now drafting a licence to occupy document for the management committee to review and discuss. We shall update the members in due course. All fingers are crossed!
  • In discussion with member Martin, I asked if he would consider joining the management committee and becoming a Trustee. I am pleased that he has agreed to be put forward at the next MC meeting. If any member wishes to explore this opportunity, please contact me.
  • Next Members Meeting was agreed on Wednesday May 4th at 2.30pm at the Half Moon Pub.
  • Further date for everyone’s diary – We are heading for our second anniversary so have set our AGM for Tuesday 7th June, 2.00pm again at the Half Moon Pub. This will be followed by the normal Members Meeting. All members are welcome and an Annual Report will be distributed prior to the meeting.

Steven Watts, Chairman