THE official opening of the Minehead Shed community workshop was attended by a crowd of around 100 people on Saturday, July 6.

Councillor Mandy Chilcott was on hand to cut the tape to declare the opening before visitors had a chance to look inside and see what ‘The Shedders’ have been doing.

People chatted with ‘The Shedders’ and saw a splendid community workshop with space to sit , chat over a drink, and see and beautiful hand-made articles that you certainly won’t find in the shops.

There was even the chance to assemble and take away a free bird box. Boxes will sell for £15 in future craft shows, so some happy “customers” insisted on giving a donation.

A spokesman for the Minehead Shed, which is based in Alcombe Children’s Centre, said in a statement: “Our thanks go to Travis Perkins in Mart Road for the kind donation of wood for the bird boxes and other projects.

“The Shedders have great plans for future developments, including installing a partition to improve sound insulation. They will also be working with Tools With A Mission to send refurbished redundant tools to Africa. This will help benefit others and cut down on landfill in the UK.”

The Minehead Shed is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30am until 12.30pm with spaces available for new members of all interests and abilities.

For more information on Tools with a Mission, visit website