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FAIR GROUND GAMES. We have a wide selection of games that you can hire for your fund-raising event or just for fun. Fete, Fair or Garden Party we have games to suit. Today we are featuring Splat the Rat – As the Rat runs down the drainpipe see if you are quick enough to catch him before he escapes into the bucket! We also have available a 3 x 3 m gazebo available to rent for your event – Why risk the rain? Hire a gazebo to ensure you are under cover come rain or shine.Contact us via the contact page on our website www.heatons-mis.co.uk/ or via Facebook Messenger. Remember to include your name, email address, phone number and the date of your event. ... See MoreSee Less
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Some of our latest wood turning projects. We have 3 wood lathes and tools, so feel free to come and try your hand.These and lots more of our products are available to purchase. All monies raised go directly back into the running of our club.We will have lots of our work on display at the repair cafe at St Pauls church hall, this Saturday the 15th June. ... See MoreSee Less
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FAIR GROUND GAMES. We have a wide selection of games that you can hire for your fund-raising event or just for fun. Fete, Fair or Garden Party we have games to suit. This is the Strength’o’meter – Suitable for all ages, check out your strength by ringing the bell!We also have available a 3 x 3 m gazebo available to rent for your event – Why risk the rain? Hire a gazebo to ensure you are under cover come rain or shine.Contact us via the contact page on our website www.heatons-mis.co.uk/ or via Facebook Messenger. Remember to include your name, email address, phone number and the date of your event. ... See MoreSee Less
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This morning members of Heatons' Men in Sheds worked with members of St Paul's Church to help with some gardening in the grounds of the church. A good tidy up took place. ... See MoreSee Less
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Heatons Repair Café did not win an award at the first Stockport Rocks! Volunteer Awards last night. However, we were delighted to have been nominated after being up and running for only six months.The small team representing Heatons Repair Café (left to right Liz, Lauren, John, Isabelle and Veronica) attended a glittering awards event evening held at Stockport County’s ground with hundreds of other Stockport volunteers. We were greeted with a drink and enjoyed an excellent meal before being serenaded by a live choir and then the awards were presented. A fabulous night and a terrific opportunity to celebrate volunteering in Stockport. #StockportRocks! ... See MoreSee Less
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Co-op Warm Spaces

MORE WARM SPACES FOR HEATONS’ MEN IN SHEDS. Please donate. For those who don’t know Heatons’ Men in Sheds is a voluntary group that aims to tackle social isolation in older members of the community. Our Mens Shed provides a setting where people can socialise, work together, learn new skills and share their own skills. […]

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund has made HMIS a grant to buy a computer controlled router. This is a cutting machine used for cutting wood, to produce items like sign boards and wooden frames. It will take about 6 months for our custom made machine to be built and installed and a few more months […]

St Pauls Notice Board

HMIS member Alan Singfield better known to his fellow shedders as “Spanners” (don’t ask) stands alongside the brand new notice board at St Pauls Parish Church in Heaton Moor. Most shed projects involve a few people but the nature of this particular job meant it was best suited to a solo performance. It has taken […]

Happy New Year

New Year and more new projects completed by HMIS. We removed and re-furbished a notice board for Heaton Moor Park Ladies Bowling Club before Christmas and have this week reinstalled it. Hopefully they are bowled over by our workmanship. Meanwhile over at Stockport Parish Church (St Mary’s in the Marketplace) café staff were concerned about […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a big thank you to all the children and staff at Heaton School who made Men in Sheds a marvelous Christmas tree with baubles featuring pictures of some students and some spin art. Great work guys thanks again.

Benches

This week we repaired a couple of benches from the garden at St Paul’s in Heaton Moor.

Busy Week

We have had a busy week. We started off installing the HMIS Tree in St Pauls Church as part of their Christmas Tree Festival. Then two of our members visited the Forest School at Heaton School to take along a spin art machine for them to keep and use. They also checked up on the […]

Manchester Road Park Little Library Part III

Not again! We are sad to report that the Little Library at Manchester Road Park https://www.facebook.com/groups/118790414799335/ has been set on Fire less than two months after we repaired it from a previous attack. It was back in July that we first installed the Little Library. It was vandalised and we repaired it in September. Now […]

Donation of Varnishes and Paints

A big thank you to RONSEAL https://www.ronseal.com/ one of the partners of UK MEN’S SHEDS ASSOCIATION https://menssheds.org.uk/ who have donated a variety of their products to Heatons’ Men in Sheds for us to use on local community project builds.

Sidings Orchard Notice Board

Brian Germon (right in the picture) vice chairman of Heatons’ Men in Sheds admires his handiwork having just reattached the Sidings Orchard notice board assisted by John Hignett. It has been quite a long job to repair this notice board as it had been vandalised and the wood had become saturated and warped. HMIS were […]

Family Day

Some pictures of the fun at Heatons’ Men in Sheds Friends & Family day. Shed members, shed friends and their children and grandchildren had an afternoon of fun at the Moor Club last Sunday. Great entertainment, great food and great company. Thanks to all at the Moor Club and all who came along and took […]

Saw Horse

Kyle (left) from Heatons School picked up a new sawhorse and straps from shed member Peter today. Kyle said it would make a real difference and he was very pleased with it.

Manchester Road Park Little Library

In July HMIS installed a Little Library Box in Manchester Road Park last week it was vandalised. The door was ripped off and some of the books strewn in the park and set alight. So sad as so many people have been using and enjoying the library. HMIS have removed the box and will repair […]

The Plaza Tour and the Air Raid Shelters

HMIS members have enjoyed a super social day out in Stockport arranged by member Dave Cunliffe. We started off with a tour of the Stockport Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre. You may have visited the Plaza for a show, if you get the chance, take a guided tour. From the depths of the basement […]

Forest School Sawhorse

The teachers working at the Forest School within Heaton School have asked HMIS to help out with some repair and new build projects and we have delivered the first one just in time for the autumn term. We have refurbished their sawhorse more to come.

Graffiti Removal

Graffiti – Gone. We don’t know if Fiona wrote it or if it was a Fiona admirer? Whoever it was please don’t graffiti the church again.

Church Bench

We have refurbished the beautiful bench installed in memory of the late Rev. Janette Young at St Mary’s Church in Reddish. The bench was pressure washed given a light sanding and a fresh coat of wood preserver. The job was completed over a couple of days and Involved Bob Smith, John Hignett, Graham Thompson and […]

Bloomin Flowers

Back in March HMIS members fitted a couple of notice boards and installed some window boxes for Stockport Advocacy on Middle Hillgate. They are a Community Benefit Society that provides information and advocacy services across Stockport. www.stockportadvocacy.org.uk/ This week we returned to complete the job as one window was jammed shut on our first visit. […]

Heaton Park Pavilion Repair

Heaton Moor Park pavilion needed a bit of TLC. The kitchen worktop had a small gap and water penetration was starting to have an effect. Coming to the rescue John Hignett (Higgy) assisted by Terry Hewitt. They injected some silicone to fill the gap and installed a Kitchen Worktop Straight Running Joint, technical stuff this. […]

Tombola for Germany

From the Heatons to Neuhausen in Germany. It was at Summerfest in Heaton Moor Park that we were approached by Fil Baldowski of Heaton Moor to see if we could make a tombola machine for a charity group in Germany. Fil along with her husband attend an annual games festival in the town of Neuhausen. […]

Tool Donation

TOOL DONATIONS – Heatons’ Men in Sheds is lucky enough to benefit from the occasional donations of tools and other equipment, we are very grateful for all those we receive. Recently we have had a very generous donation from Paul Milligan. This includes a variety of ground working tools spades, shovels, tampers and a petrol […]

The Plaza at 90

The brilliant team at the @StockportPlaza held their Fundraising Summer Fayre today. Heatons’ Men in Sheds went along to support their fund-raising efforts with some of our fairground games. Pictured left to right Norman a regular volunteer at the Plaza and Alan, Brian & Dave from HMIS. Many thanks to all who supported the Plaza […]

Little Library

PLANTING THE LITTLE LIBRARY. A new Little Library has been erected in Manchester Road Park, Heaton Chapel today by Heatons’ Men in Sheds. https://www.facebook.com/groups/118790414799335/ A team consisting of Graham Thompson, Brian Germon and Peter Hadfield carried out the installation and several other members also helped with the build. The Little Library is situated just inside […]

Summer Fesitval

Now that the dust has settled, the after sun has applied and we have a carried out a full post event analysis we can honestly say WE HAD A GREAT TIME! The games we have spent the last few months designing and making went down well with the children and the adults alike and helped […]

Surely not another Notice Board?

Yes, and don’t call me Shirley . Heatons Men in Sheds are fast becoming the Heatons leading exponents of notice board restorations. This time for our home base at the church of St Paul in Heaton Moor. New team vicar Liz Rowles asked if we could re-word one of the church notice boards with her […]

A6 Heaton Chapel Planters

All lined up and ready to go. Six planters waiting for collection at St Pauls. Designed and built by Dave with help from others particularly Carl and Peter. Loaded up ready to go to the A6 and unloaded after their mammoth journey (about half a mile). Dave unloads the first one whilst Amanda from Heatons […]

A day out on the Canal.

A day out in the sun – yesterday (Thursday 16th) Heatons Men in Sheds enjoyed a very pleasant cruise down the Macclesfield Canal stopping at The Miners Arms in Adlington for a very nice lunch. This was one of our occasional social days. To paraphrase Josh MacRae “When the weather is fine you know it’s […]

Repair to the Viaduct

Heatons’ Men in Sheds Repair the Viaduct! This is the viaduct that carries the Insect Train between Heaton Chapel and Heaton Moor Station, not the actual stockport viaduct. The children of Tithe Barn School designed an insect hotel for Heaton Chapel Station, the chosen design was of a train going across the Stockport viaduct. We […]

Fairground Games

Over the last few months Heatons’ Men in Sheds have been working on some fairground games. The idea was initiated by the guys at Heatons Hub who wanted some games that could be used at the Heatons Summerfest in July and also available for other community groups to hire for fun and fund raising events. […]

Darley Street Planter

Nice day for a bit of gardening and HMIS has been helping the Friends of Darley Street, https://www.facebook.com/groups/537773890615530/ a group of residents who have turned a well-used but neglected footpath into a Community Garden. Located in Heaton Norris this is a little green oasis that everyone can enjoy. The far end of the garden is […]

Crescent Park Little Free Library

Amongst a variety of existing projects including side shows for Heatons Summerfest 2022, planters for summer flowers and a selection of noticeboard refurbishments we have found time to do a little repair job on the door of Crescent Park Little Free Library https://m.facebook.com/crescentparklittlelibrary, that was damaged in a recent storm. Weatherproof again the library can […]

Easter Crosses

We have made and installed three crosses in the grounds of St Paul’s Heaton Moor https://www.facebook.com/stpaulsheatonmoor to be used as a focus for Easter celebrations and a stage on the Heatons Hub, Easter trail 2022 https://heatonspost.co.uk/events/easter-trail-2/

Everything is not what it seems.

Everything is not what it seems. What might look like a multi-story bird box is in fact a Doggy Poop Bag Dispenser. Now we all know we should take poop bags when out walking the dog but in case we forget LOVE Heaton Chapel https://www.facebook.com/groups/loveheatonchapel invited HMIS to build this poop bag dispenser for Friends […]

Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre

Today saw the erecting of a Pergola in the garden of the Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre in Chorlton Manchester https://www.facebook.com/Dechenmanchester/ https://www.kagyubuddhism.org/ Pictured HMIS stalwarts l to r Brian, Graham & Rob.

Blooming Great

We have installed window boxes for Stockport Advocacy a Community Benefit Society that provides information and advocacy services across Stockport. http://www.stockportadvocacy.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Stockport%20Advocacy in addition we have also provided a couple of notice boards for their offices. Hopefully their premises on Middle Hillgate will soon be a festival of spring flowers.

Current Projects

Some jobs more exciting than others – Heatons Men in Sheds (HMIS) are asked to help with all sorts of community projects and we love them all. Currently we are re-furbishing another park notice board, we have been asked to produce a dog poop bag dispenser for a popular dog walking area and we are […]

Its Not All Work Work Work

This week we downed tools for a social outing. A group from HMIS visited Robinsons Brewery for a tour. Followed by lunch and a couple of beers at the Arden Arms. A very pleasant day out.

Compost

FROM THAT TO THIS – A corner of the garden of St Paul’s Church in Heaton Moor had become something of an eyesore over the years. It had gone from compost heap to rubbish dump. One of the Heatons’ Men in Sheds members suggested we should tidy it up a bit, and after the usual […]

In Memory of Tim Anderson

In memory of Tim – Yesterday was the first anniversary of the death of our friend and the founder treasurer of Heatons’ Men in Sheds Tim Anderson. HMIS had thought long and hard about how to provide a memorial to Tim. We considered a bench or a tree, in the end, we decided to dedicate […]

Happy New Year

A Happy & Healthy New Year to everyone who follows HMIS. Another New Year another new notice board. This refurbished railway notice board is for the community group “LOVE Heaton Chapel” https://www.facebook.com/groups/loveheatonchapel who work to make Heaton Chapel a better place to live, work and play. It has been erected in North Heaton Meadows behind […]

Christmas Preparartions

With Christmas coming we were invited to refurbish some of the church candle holders. Cleaning the holders after years of service was something of a job. Layers of candle wax were removed and where necessary the holders were repaired the main participant in this work was Martin Lepp. In the first picture Martin can be […]

Church Steps

We have being doing some work helping out with maintenance at St Paul’s church in Heaton Moor where we are based. Holding the ladder Peter Hadfield at the top and Allan Hare at the bottom. On the ladder Mark Banks and in the foreground Julian Hardstone. They were fixing the external light over the vestry […]

Manchester Road Park Notice Board

Next up for notice board assistance – Manchester Road Park. The notice board there was in something of a sorry state not only had the Acrylic become cloudy making information on the board difficult to read the whole sign was in something of a state of disrepair. We removed the sign from the park, stripped […]

Heaton Moor Park Notice Board

We helped the Friends of Heaton Moor Park out with their notice board. The Acrylic had become cloudy making the information on the board difficult to read. We replaced the old Acrylic with a sheet of polycarbonate and now the notices are easy to read and the sign looks like new. This is two of […]

Plastic Fantastic

BUILDING A PLASTIC SHREDDER by HMIS member, Graham Thompson In October 2020 Heatons’ Men in Sheds were approached by Stockport Plastic Shed and asked if we might be able to build them a plastic shredder. At the time, HMIS were not meeting at the workshop due to Covid restrictions so we, as a group would […]

Loss of a Shed Member

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Heatons’ Men in Sheds (HMIS) member Tim Anderson, who died on Wednesday 18th March. Tim was one of the founding members of HMIS, he was our Treasurer and made a great contribution to HMIS.  He was always supportive and enthusiastic. Anthony (Will) Williams chairman […]

HMIS Fixes Post

After the longest year in the history of the world, Heatons’ Men in Sheds actually managed to get out and (safely) fix a minor disruption to one of our earlier projects. Two members, Allan and Mark, arranged to meet up and re-sink a post in Heaton Moor Park. “A branch of the Men In Sheds, […]

SHEDtalks: Red Squirrels

Once again, Heatons’ Men in Sheds were privileged to play host to a guest speaker during our regular Monday Zoom meeting.  This week, John Ball from The Lancashire Wildlife Trust gave an illustrated talk on the plight of the red squirrel.  Looking at the conservation efforts on behalf of this endangered species and a review […]

Men In Parks

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”21″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]After what felt like a lifetime (okay, five months but it was a long five months!) a few of us Shedders got together for a face-to-face meet up in Heaton Moor Park.  After weeks of only ‘meeting’ online via Zoom calls, it was nice to see each other in the flesh […]

SHEDtalks

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”20″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″] Following on from our first overseas SHEDtalk we have now enjoyed another, this time from Australia.  Brisbane, capital of Queensland to be precise.  Les Stanley joined us to talk about his life and to tell us about his book “My Brother’s Bicycle: Enfield to Athens on a Tandem which recounts […]