Men’s Shed News

We’re now Lottery Funded

We had great news on Monday night at the National Lottery Awards, our application for Lottery Funding has been approved. We even have a massive comedy sized cheque to prove it.

Test Valley Men's Shed with Suzanne Shaw2


Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser coverage

Coverage of men in sheds continues to build with both local newspapers running¬†stories about the Test Valley Men’s Shed appearing on BBC South. The stories can be found here:¬†Test Valley Men’s Shed BBC Coverage

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BBC South produce a video report on Test Valley Men’s Shed


BBC reporter Joe Campbell visited Test Valley Men’s Shed to film a report on Men in Sheds for BBC South News. The piece ran on Feb 9th. The report features some of the shed members speaking about why they visit the shed.

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Four Lanes Trust liked the idea of men in sheds.

Four Lanes Trust logo

The Four Lanes trust gives money to projects that will improve the lives of people in the Basingstoke area. The Test Valley Men’s Shed, based

in the Australian Men in Sheds movement have gratefully received a startup donation of £750 from the Four Lanes Trust, the money is being used to make the Old Pavilion safe for use.


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The Shed has received some great press coverage, we’ve had write-ups in the Basingstoke Gazette


and the Andover Advertiser.