The Board of Trustees regret to announce that in line with recent UK Government recommendations relating to the coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the decision to suspend all Norwich Men’s Shed activities until further notice.
As Trustees, we have a duty of care to our members. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said everyone in the UK should now avoid “non-essential” travel and group gatherings. In addition, our membership demographic means that many of our members will fall into the high-risk category.
We understand that this will be doubly disappointing, given that we have only just reopened following our recent shutdown to attend to essential maintenance. However, the safety and welfare of our members, their families and the general public is our primary consideration in agreeing this course of responsible action.
Further updates will be provided in due course, with relevant information posted on both our website and social media pages. In addition, we will continue to contact current members via email* – it is your responsibility to ensure that we have your correct email address and other contact details. Please understand we will not be able to answer individual requests for updates.
We hope you appreciate why this course of action has become necessary, and thank you for your understanding and patience during this very difficult time.
Norwich Men’s Shed Trustee Chair
With just one part-time paid coordinator, Norwich Men’s Shed operates as a skills-sharing cooperative and is reliant upon members giving generously of their time to staff the premises and enable opening. Originally set up in 2013 by MensCraft, we later became an independent CIO (charity no. 1171796) – our organisations continue to work in partnership to promote men’s wellbeing at Norwich Men’s Centre.
We are grateful for support from Norwich City Council, National Lottery Awards for All and Norfolk Community Foundation (Birketts Fund, Septagon Fund and Paul Bassham Charitable Trust).
Norwich Men’s Shed
47-51 Pitt St
Phone: 01603 627074 or 07421 088033