Actually, we are meeting…virtually

Lockdown has meant no more meetings in the shed for the time being, however, one of the main aims of HMIS is to tackle social isolation in older men in the community. A plan was hatched involving virtual meetings using Zoom software. HMIS is now meeting, virtually, twice a week via the internet. Members are chatting with each other, making sure each member is OK and generally keeping their spirits up. There have been a couple of quizzes and an online picture show to keep participants amused.

An Important Message From Our Chairman

Hello everyone, All future meetings are cancelled until further notice. On Monday we discussed what our response to the Coronavirus should be.   We agreed we would continue until the government instruct us not to, and it would be up to the members to decided whether or not to attend. However, things have moved quickly.  The […]

New toys for the boys!

HMIS have acquired a brand new 3D printer.  So far we have only carried out our first test print and have produced the cable holder pictured below. We are hoping for bigger and more intricate projects in the future. Watch this space…

Batty About Wildlife

Around twenty-five young people from the Heatons’ and neighbouring areas gathered at St Paul’s Church Hall in Heaton Moor for an interactive session making nesting boxes for birds and roosting boxes for bats. The occasion was created and hosted by Sustainable Living in the Heatons who designed and promoted the day. The contribution of Heatons’ […]

One for the youngsters

HMIS are running a special event in partnership with Sustainable Living in the Heatons Who:  Children in years 4, 5, and  6 What:  Learn about the wildlife in the Heatons and make bat and bird boxes for the garden When:  Thursday, 20th February 2020 Where: St Paul’s Church Hall, Heaton Moor Morning session:   10:30am – […]


At least it was raining on the Heatons’ Men in Sheds on Tuesday 14th of January when we got caught in a bit of inclement weather whilst installing the second Heaton Chapel & Heaton Moor “running in board” on the station’s south platform.  This is a large sign showing the name of the  station and […]

St Paul’s Bench

We have re-furbished  the bench in the grounds of St Paul’s, Heaton Moor. The memorial bench has been repaired and re-finished ready for use. We also presented the church with a cheque for church funds.

Co-op Cheque

As part of The Big Co-op Payout, we were presented with a cheque for £6557.17 which was collected by Will & Terry, seen here with members of staff at the Heaton Moor Road branch (near the Moor Top)

“Jolly Boy’s Outing”

A couple of our members (Brian, Brian and Terry) had a grand day out at the Woodworking and Power Tools show in Harrogate.  A good day was had by all and, as you can see, plenty of photographs were taken at the event.

Computer Training

As part of the Heart of The Heatons event in October, we ran a special free event to help people avoid becoming victims of internet fraud. We covered topics such as identifying scam emails, picking a secure password and checking to see if a site is secure.