Chippenham Men's Shed

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The Men's Shed is basically a social club with a communal workshop.
The Hackspace (currently a lower priority) is much the same thing for Tech.

Both spaces enable members to work on their own projects with tools and expertise they could never afford individually, on group projects for community benefit, and to be involved in making the use of the facilities for other people.

Both spaces meet jointly every Tuesday, at -.
Meeting end times are no longer fixed, and may optionally end up in the nearby Pack Horse (SN15 3BA), on the corner of London Road and Long Close.

Who & Where

Physically, our current base is in:

Chippenham Sea Cadets
Long Close
CHIPPENHAM Wilts
SN15 3JY

Tel. 01249 654417

We'll initially meet in the cadets' canteen, which is the ground floor of the big white building. Another building is planned. We now offer daylight drop-in facilities for three days of the week.

The new Shed building
(actually, a canteen)

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We are run by a committee consisting of:

Chair, Maker of the Tea
(Vacant, due to illness)
Treasurer, Washer of the Dishes
Geoff Endacott
Secretary, Keeper of the Biscuits, advertising & web
Robin Hodson

Because the committee is currently limited to four people, there are responsibilities assigned outside it:

Photography, Legal, Publicity
David Norfolk
Hackspace Lead
Steve Hulbert

Some responsibilities are still mangled up with the hackspace, until someone decides how to divide them.

Membership forms are available online.

We are represented as a charity by Chippenham Sea Cadets,
Charity No: 305486

We are also represented as a charity by the UK Men's Shed Association
Charitable Incorporated Organisation No: 1162409

We used to be represented as a charity by North Wiltshire Art Space,
Charity No: 1107548
Company No: 04322528
NWAS is currently being wound up.

Another shedspace has split off from us, and have decided to call themselves "Cepen Men's Shed". We are also in the very early stages of setting up a new shedspace in Calne. We wish them both well.


Incorporating Chippenham Hackspace.

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The hackspace also is also on Twitter as @chiphack and on Thingiverse as chiphack.

The hackspace now has its own subsite, at chiphack.chipshed.org

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