Last updated 18-12-2017
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Since the Fareham Men’s Shed started in June last year, we have made great progress. This is a great venue for us and is proving ideal for our use. We have regular meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am starting with a cuppa in the bar area and will be extending this to include Mondays and Wednesdays starting on April 3rd 2017. We had our first AGM back in February and the newly elected committee are now starting to get into their roles. Why not come and join us, help us to expand, and enjoy being part of our energetic and enthusiastic team? Do visit us at Titchfield Festival Theatre, pop in for a chat and a cuppa, or ring and leave a message on: 07786107001.
On Saturday July 1st 10:00 - 14:00 we will be attending a Community Showcase event at Ferneham Hall organised by 1Community.
On Friday March 17th there was an organised visit to the the Gosport Organ Club at Thorngate Hall, Gosport to see their Vintage Theatre Organ. This marvellous instrument is similar to one which will soon be installed (with our help) in Titchfield Festival Theatre. Chris Milburn gave us a demonstration of how great this instrument sounds.
Titchfield Theatre has acquired one of these marvellous instruments, at the moment it's in bits and stored but the intention is to start re-building it in the very near future. If you would like more information have a chat with Richard Bunce who is the FMS coordinator for the project.
Unfortunately this is on hold at the moment due to questions about insurance.
We have a couple of projects that we are starting with Stubbington ARK, the first is to manufacture items, such as bird boxes, cat towers etc.. These will be sold by the Ark to raise funds.
The second project is to assist the ARK with ongoing maintenance. Ferret cages need repairs also re-painting and some re-roofing to other area’s. There is a workshop on site and some material’s. We could make a start weather permitting on Thursday 30th March if there is sufficient interest. If you would like to help on this project have a chat with Bob McFarland or Rod Parker.
The PTA at Redlands Primary school are trying to set up a gardening club for the children. The hope is that children learn about growing foods to eat, eco systems and develop their academic skills through practical applications. For this aspect they would like us to construct several raised vegetable beds in treated timber.
They would also like us to make 4 to 6 storage bunkers for the children to keep their play activity equipment in.
And finally they would like some help in refurbishing several benches and replacing a raised bed in a courtyard area.
This will be quite a big project for us but very worthwhile for the children. We don't yet have a start date for this project as the PTA are still in the process of sourcing material to do the work, we will send out more information when it is ready to start.