The Brunel Shed is open to both men and women and meets in the Potley and Pockeridge Community Centre [Pockeridge Road, CorshamSN13 9SB] which has been converted into a bright, well-equipped community workshop. Members can work on their own projects or in a team on civic/community projects ~ details on https://www.facebook.com/brunelshedcorsham/
The Brunel Shed is delighted to announce receipt of a generous grant from Comic Relief through the Wiltshire Foundation to enable us to offer an additional session. The grant will enable us to buy tools and resources to introduce a range of craft activities to better suit a wider range of physical capabilities and interests.
This new Thursday afternoon session has just been launched and will be quieter without the use of woodworking machinery. The first activities, based on glass work and mosaics, are proving to be popular with both male and female members. In due course other crafts skills will be introduced alongside some members working on their own projects.
The popularity of the Brunel shed has surpassed all expectations and it is clearly filling a need in the community. Membership of the Shed continues to grow and the Monday morning session is always busy and sometimes quite noisy. Some work on their own projects, but the main thrust is the stone trolley project and raised beds for the Springfield Centre.
The Stone Trolley
The two side timbers have been bought from Vasterns of Calne using a grant from Corsham Town Council. These are very large and heavy and are in the process of being marked up ready for routing out the slots for the cross beams and fitting the iron end-pieces. Meantime, the iron parts have been cleaned up and de-rusted ready to be used again.
Planters and raised beds
Three Potley planter beds have been cleared of weeds, and one has been fully planted with vegetables by Shed member Alan, and has proved to be very productive and a great success. Six sizeable planters have been constructed for the Springfield Campus and several organisations have taken on the task of planting them up and looking after them. A seventh more substantial bed has been built to at a height to suit those people with disabilities, including wheelchair users.