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Essex Shed Network

The Essex Shed Network provides support and advice to the many Men’s Sheds across the county. The Sheds themselves are places of tools, projects, conversation and support amongst peers. Sheds play an important role in helping to alleviate the loneliness and social isolation that is often an unseen problem within our communities.

Find your local shed


Southminster Railway Shed, which is hosted by Maldon & District CVS, will be open to members from 3rd March 2023. Sessions are currently Wednesday’s 9-12pm and Friday’s 9-12pm.

For all membership enquiries email  or contact Darren on 07743863534 or alternatively call Maldon & District CVS on 01621 851891.

The Essex Shed Network is a partnership between Maldon & District CVS and Uttlesford Commnity Action Network. Established in 2016 our aim is to provide support to organisations or private individuals within Essex wishing to set up a Men’s Shed, whilst also providing help to existing Sheds to ensure their sustainability.

We do this by sharing our knowledge and expertise, accumulated through first hand experience of establishing, setting up and hosting  some of the first Men’s Sheds in Essex (such as Maldon and Cressing Temple Community Sheds). We provide help with funding applications, governance, health and safety, drawing up codes of conduct and more. We arrange training as well as regular events which bring Shedders from across the county together, to share their knowledge and experiences with each other and ultimately strengthen the Network for all.