Axminster Community Shed Transforms Materials To Spread Festive Cheer
29 Nov 2021

Axminster Community Shed produced some fantastic Christmas-themed wooden boards for the Light Up Axminster event, thanks to a donation from Linden Homes.

The housebuilder, creating new homes locally off Chard Road at Mill Brook Green, provided the materials which the organisation used to make some fun interactive boards for community events.

Sales consultant, Sherrie Dampier commented: “We were delighted to donate the materials to the local community and it was wonderful to see the boards transformed and in use at the Christmas light switch on event. Axminster Community Shed is an incredible organisation and we’re pleased to be supporting them by spreading some festive cheer locally.”

Cindy Furse, chair of Light Up Axminster CIC, said: “We were very happy to work with Axminster Community Shed and see the boards on display at Light Up Axminster – everyone was enjoying them, including the Mayor, young children and even a few dogs! It was great fun and it’s wonderful to know they can be used for other local events too.”

Axminster Community Shed enables men and women to connect, chat and create, while providing a host of opportunities for new social interaction. The organisation is part of the national UK Men’s Sheds Association but it’s responded to interest from potential female members by adopting a more inclusive title.

Colin Hayward from Axminster Community Shed said: “With almost 40 members, we are expanding rapidly and will have premises in the town centre in 2022 with woodwork, metalwork, upholstery and needlework stations. We also aim to contribute to local community projects and working for Light Up Axminster shows just how well we can work together.

“We’d like to thank Linden Homes for its donation, it was brilliant to see everyone enjoying the Christmas boards at the event.”

Mill Brook Green provides 139 new homes. There will also be allotments and attractive areas of public open space, planted with trees and wildflower grassland. For more information call 01297 255 048 or visit

For further details on Axminster Community Shed and its timetable, email Colin Hayward at


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