It was great to see our Limpsfield Parish Council orange bins going to a good home yesterday. The lovely chaps at Men’s Sheds in Oxted (based at The Woodhouse Centre) will be using them to store their wood and tools for workshops. They’re also turning our old suggestions boxes into bird nesting boxes.

We have been doing a bit of Spring (?) cleaning, which has involved clearing out our Parish Office, the little building by The Pound on Wolf’s Row.

Cllr Ashley Fosdike, who’s been in charge of rehoming and archiving of everything in the Parish Office, came across our orange bins left over from our Neighbourhood Plan Survey and approached Men’s Sheds to see if they could find a use for them and they were very happy to take them off our hands for the storage of all their tools and offcuts of wood.

Men’s Sheds are community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. The activities are often similar to those of garden sheds, but for groups of men to enjoy together. They help reduce loneliness and isolation, but most importantly, they’re fun. There are now around 570 open Men’s Sheds throughout the UK with more opening soon.

It’s a very important and worthwhile charity that has done so much to help men deal with stress and mental health issues, while creating some lovely products that go back into the community.

If you’d like to find out more, go to their website:

They are always keen for donations and you can also help fund-raise through Easy Fundraising by simply using this link to go shopping: