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The idea of opening a Men's Shed within Springburn Park was surveyed at the community open event in June 2018, thereafter 18 men signed up and formed a steering group. Following several meetings the group was formally constituted in August 2018 and office bearers appointed. This group of men worked hard over the next few months repairing and preparing the large Nissen shed so as to be ready to open sometime in January 2019. On the 14th January 2019 The Springburn Park Men's Shed became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC048953) and opened it's doors to members on 15th January 2019.
The purpose of the organisation is to provide recreational facilities and advance the social needs, health and well being of men of all ages and backgrounds living in Springburn and surrounding areas. By;
a) Creating, developing and maintaining a facility, namely a Men's Shed
b) Offering opportunities for men in the area to meet and undertake creative, physical, purposeful and recreational activities of their choice.
c) Reducing isolation of men in the area thus contributing to their physical and mental well being.
d) Developing the capacity of men in the area to share their skills and knowledge with others in the community.
Aside the obvious health benefits that the Men's Shed can offer, it is also a place for men to meet other likeminded guys with similar interests and to engage in a range of activities that will enlarge their circle of friends and improve their quality of life.
Our Men's Shed Trustees are a dedicated group of local people with a breadth of experience across all sectors of industry. During our first year of operation our Trustees have undertaken extensive management committee and board training including governance, financial controls, community engagement, fundraising, monitoring & evaluation, polices & procedures and roles and responsibilities, we are currently working on a 3 year business plan.
We have woodworking & metalworking workshop's, cookery classes, book-swap, a music and reading area and a social dining area. We are open to any new ideas so if you have a good idea, try us!2021 ProjectsHANDYMAN SERVICE
Recently we received funding from Glasgow City Council's Area Partnership, Foundation Scotland and the Arnold Clark Community Fund to set up a local Handyman Service. We would also like to thank Allied Vehicles (Allied Mobility) for donating batteries to this project, and Freewheel North for the Rickshaws. We intend to run an eco-friendly service by refurbishing two electric Rickshaws and building bespoke e-trailers for them. The vehicles and equipment will be recharged using solar power, making it an entirely GREEN service! The vehicles will be used to carry up to 3 of our volunteers out into the local community to help local residents maintain their gardens, garden furniture, fences and gates. Local residents will only be asked to pay for any materials used and our volunteers will work free of charge. If you are a local resident who needs assistance or knows a neighbour who could do with a little help please get in touch.
Please Note! We only work on outdoors projects we do not enter anyones home to do internal house repairs. Please contact your Housing Association or landlord for that service.
If you are male, over 18 yrs old and want to help by volunteering some of your time to our Handyman Project please get in touch using our contact details on this website or pop into our Men's Shed for a chat.
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SPMS metalwork guys are working in partnership with Freewheel North to adapt donated bicycles for use by physically challenged adults and children.S.P.I.C.E (Springburn Park Inspirational Climate Engineering)
Our SPICE group is headed by a physicist member and their first project is installing e-motors to our rickshaws. If our funding bid is successful they will oversee the installation of the solar panels, controllers and the battery bank at our Men's Shed making our Handyman Service entirely GREEN. They have other amazing ideas and potential projects for Springburn Park, including a savonius turbine -perhaps located at the old flagpole site. This is also an educational tool and will show how wind power is turned into electricity, which in turn could be used to illuminate the Park at night. They have lots more ideas like Solar and Pedal powered fountains in the ponds.
Read more here; https://sixdegreesofseparation.org.uk/2021/07/13/s-p-i-c-e-of-life-springburn-park-inspirational-climate-engineeringvisual-history-2/MARIE CURIE
We are looking forward to working with Marie Curie to help them maintain the garden furniture and gardens at the Springburn Hospice -The first client of our Springburn Handyman Service.NG HOMES
We are looking forward to working with NG Homes to help maintain community spaces, etc. Another client for our Springburn Handyman Service.FASHION SHOW JULY 2021
We were approached by Divine Amy Tasinda in June to assist her in staging a Fashion Show at our Community Village, we were only to happy to help a local lass!
Divine attended Springburn Academy, now a successful choreographer and designer she wanted to put on a fashion show at the park she knew from her childhood. Springburn Park Men's Shed set about building a huge stage and catwalk from recycled materials donated to our Shed from BAM Construct UK who recently built a new hospital at Stobhill Mental Health Campus.
We extend our thanks to BAM once again, without whom we would have not been able to help Divine.See pictures from the Fashion Show at our Gallery pageSpringburn Park Community Event "Make Something Better"
Springburn Park Men's Shed were one of several local groups who got together with NG Homes to host a fun day in Springburn Park, "Make Something Better". It was a celebration of the lockdown coming to an end and local community focused organisations getting back to helping our local residents. We facilitated site meetings and built another stage inside the community village. We assisted Glasgow Girls Club display their artwork at the village's outdoor classroom. It was an amazing day and the weather was perfect. Our Men's Shed received fantastic feedback from local residents, we really appreciated your kind words. Our thanks goes to NG Homes, in particular Margaret Fraser of NG Homes and Amy Rewcastle of Glasgow Girls Club who both did an amazing job organising this event in such a short timescale. Well done Ladies!Date: 31 July 2021 Time: 12 - 4pm Where: Springburn ParkAED (DEFIBRILLATOR)
We are delighted to have received an AED from St Andrews First Aid through the Scottish Men's Shed Association. It's so important to have a life saving device 'on tap'. Our Trustees discussed the need for such a device to be located at our park some time ago and we have been actively trying to source one. We know that after someone as a heart attack every second counts and having an AED onsite could save the life of one of our Shedders or any other member of the public using Springburn Park. We have put up signage outside our Men's Shed and we hope, with the help of our local Councillors and GCC Parks Department, more signposting can be installed in Springburn Park to make all Park Users aware of it's location. Knowing this device is readily accessible gives reassurance should the worst happen.
Here's a link to the article in Glasgow Evening Times...https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/19585318.north-glasgows-springburn-park-receives-free-life-saving-defibrillator/Balornock Primary School
Currently our Handyman Service is working at Balornock Primary school. We are repairing and tidying the outdoor planters, next we will be refurbishing their steel storage container -no mean feat! We would like to thank the school's catering staff for providing us tea, coffee and biscuits, it's much appreciated!