Community project celebrates independence

Shed independece cropped for webRepresentatives from the Maldon Shed were at Maldon District Council Offices last week to celebrate their ‘graduation’ as an independent community group.

The project, which launched three years ago, has until this summer been hosted by local charity Maldon and District Community Voluntary Services. As a hosted project they received support to obtain start up funding, to develop their policies and procedures, attract new members and to promote themselves to the community. As the group developed they also received support to set up as an independent group. The Maldon Shed reached that milestone shortly before their third birthday in August 2017.

The event at Maldon District Council was an opportunity to demonstrate the skills of the ‘Shedders’ with Shed creations on show. Members of the public were able to buy products or commission bespoke items in time for Christmas.

The event was also an opportunity for the Maldon Shed to recognise the support received from Maldon District Council, who provided the old mortuary building that the project operates out of.

The Maldon Shed is open on Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays at the Old Mortuary building in Maldon Cemetery. For more information visit www.maldonshed.btck.co.uk

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