Men in Sheds – Okehampton – BBQ 8th July

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Okehampton Men in Sheds, OMIS is a registered Community Interest Company that has set up a ‘shed’ as a meeting place and activity workshop aimed at men, generally retired, from the town and nearby villages, who can get together for light working activities while having the benefit of some social interaction. Activities can include cleaning and restoring old tools for resale, small woodworking projects like making rabbit hutches, and making signs and things for other voluntary groups in town. The activity gives a purpose to meet and then social interaction comes as a side effect.

To introduce it to the community they are holding a BBQ at the shed which is located at the end of the ‘indirect’ or Fartherford Lane, same entrance as the Community Garden and allotments by the new houses. This will take place 3.30pm 8th July. Tickets £5 adult, £3 child under 12. Please park nearby as on site parking is reserved for disabled.

Soft drinks provided but please bring your own alcohol.


We would be pleased to hear from anyone who can become involved with skills and experience to give to this project, or perhaps run a fundraising event or get other clubs and societies making donations. Perhaps you are able to train or supervise people in the shed, run an activity session, build the shed, help administration as an accountant or solicitor, or know people who will benefit from coming to the shed.

Chairman Phil Bush, Inwardleigh
Secretary Rev Stephen Cook, Okehampton
Treasurer Nick Butcher, Belstone
Trustee Terry Kempster, Folly Gate
Trustee Rod Bridges, Sheepwash

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