A COMMUNITY group helping those aged over 25 develop skills and meet new people is reopening its doors at a brand new location in Northwich.

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, the former Hartford Men in Sheds is now open again for members with premises close to its previous site, at the former Age Concern location - 314 Chester Road, Hartford.

Now an independent charity, Mid Cheshire Community Shed is open to both men and women over 25.

As with Men in Sheds, the new group’s core objective is to offer fun, friendship, new skills and somewhere to combat health and welling issues.

The Community Shed is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Steve Jackson, secretary and trustee of Mid Cheshire Community Shed said: “We are grateful to the community who have supported us over the last year in creating our new organisation which has now signed an initial two-year lease on premises in Hartford.

“Our machinery and tools are back in our shed, and we are looking forward to welcoming back our previous members and new colleagues.

“In the past, our main activities have been with woodwork and metalwork, but with new members we are hoping to start new creative, physical and recreational activities.

“During the pandemic lockdown, we realise that many of our members have suffered loneliness and we know that meeting up on a regular basis for a cup of tea and chat is a great antidote in our medicine chest.

“Over the last few months, we have also been building relationships with other partners and have projects ready to go.

“So, if you are looking for some regular fun and friendship or are wanting to socialise and learn new skills, please give me a call on 07952 226193 or contact me at steve.jackson@cheerful.com."

Further details can be found by searching for Mid Cheshire Community Shed on Facebook and online.