Contact Us

For further information please leave a message on the form below.

Alternatively please contact Men In Sheds Bedford’s Secretary (Frank Dutton).

Email is the easiest way to get hold of him.

This is the EMAIL link


Alternatively, if you want a chat, Committee member Bob Newton is available on 07981 793192 or you can message Steve Conway (text, imessage, WhatUp) on 0780 5775828.

Also you can pop by and see us on a Monday morning after 10:00 (COVID permitting). We meet in the Annex at the Bedford Arts and Craft Centre, Ampthill Road (off Althorpe Street), Bedford MK42 9HE (the entrance to the Art and Craft Centre is nearly opposite to the Bedford Hospital A&E entrance; enter the site and either walk or drive down to the building at the far end and turn left).<click me for map>

Or we are even on Facebook – if you really want to torture us.

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If you have to phone, and leave a voicemail, for the love of all that is good, please speak your phone number clearly, twice if you would definitely like a call back.

Men In Sheds Bedford is proud to support the community wherever we can. We like fixing broken stuff too, but you will probably need to bring it to our shed. Contact us first for a discussion.

Please note that we are unlikely to be able to do DIY jobs at peoples’ homes as our insurance does not really cover any problems that might occur.

29 Responses to Contact Us

  1. Jim Evans says:

    Hi, does anyone know when the Bedford shed will re open? Thank you Jim.

  2. William Holloway says:

    Good Morning,
    If at all possible I would like to commission a pair of wooden upholstery trestles like the one your organization made for a lecturer in Bedford. I live in a village near St Neots so collection would not be a problem. I am not a professional, upholstery is my hobby and I have a huge sofa to reupholster for which I need trestles.

  3. Eira Palmer says:

    I tried to send an email to Frank Dutton on the email above, and it was returned marked “undeliverable”, hence this message. Are you able to do work for individuals or do you only do work for charities? I have a rickety dining chair which probably needs wood glue adding to keep it together and I was wondering if this is something you would be able to do for me? Obviously I’ll pay for the work and would bring the chair to you. Thanks.

  4. Julian says:

    Hi Steve,
    I contacted you before but was not free to attend. Can you help me join properly now? I came along today. Geoff suggested Monday for intro but will have to be after Bank Holiday.

  5. Stephen says:

    Contacted you about 3 weeks ago, I am downsizing and have a heap of wood and ply
    Mr Wickens came back, but I’ve been unable to contact him since, need to shift this first load asap so I can sort some more, I have two good carloads ready.

    • Stephen Conway says:

      I believe that Mr Wickens has sorted this matter. Thank you for your donations it is much appreciated.

  6. Anon says:

    Hi Steve,

    My name is ****, I’m ex military and I’ve been suffering from PTSD since 1990, after years of isolating myself, I am looking for some form of activity and integration, and being with a group of people who won’t judge me, because of I have done and how it’s effected my life. I just want to be one of the boys again, have a laugh and share stories and be happy again.

    So if I could arrange a meeting for me to introduce myself, and take it from there.

    • Stephen Conway says:

      We feel that you would fit right in, we have a number of members who are ex-military and love to share stories.
      Please pop down any Monday from 10:00 to meet us.

  7. G Amodio says:

    At Steve Conway

    I am interested in joining men in shed Bedford, I have left you 2 messages in your voicemail, you have not responded, I have made 2 trips the Althorpe street, but there is no one there, question is has it ceased?

    Your response would be greatly appreciated

    Thank you

    • admin says:

      Sorry BT voicemail is not really working at the moment.
      I don’t understand why you have been to the annex (Art Centre) and not seen us. There has been people there on Monday (10:00 – 16:00), Tuesday (10:00 – 13:00) and Thursday (10:00 – 13:00). As well at other times.
      We alway recommend visiting on Monday between 10:00 – 12:00, as the machines are not on and we can hear each other speak 🙂
      Let me know if that is suitable.

  8. John R Morrell says:

    My name is John. I am 65, retired, and have lived in Bedford for 35 years. Would it be possible to visit your shed and talk to someone about your organisation? I can be contacted either on the email address given below or on my mobile 0xxxxxxxx.

    Thank you for your time. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to your members and their families.

    Regards, John

  9. michael lamont says:

    Hi Steve I’ve been trying to call you about volunteering with you but keeps going to answer machine please could you call me on (hidden) so we can discuss things further look forward to hearing from you

  10. Keith Clark says:

    Today I donated a small toolbox full of Centre lathe turners tools that had lain unused in my workshop for 20 years since retiring from a life time spent as a reluctant CL turner when my first love had ,and still is, woodwork, sadly self taught. I hope you find more use for them than I ever did, I have a lathe clock as well I will bring along when I come following the upheaval of moving all our stuff from a gallon pot to a pint sized place

    • Steve Conway says:

      Hi Keith, thank you for the donation. We would been keen to gain knowledge from your wood working skills, if you would be prepared to help us?
      Kind regards
      Steve Conway

  11. Michael hall says:

    Hi is there any chance to come along and have a look, thanks.

  12. adrian says:

    Can you use some workshop equipment ?

    I particularly need to find a home for a Rapidor power hacksaw but might be able to offer some other things too.

  13. Mike Pearson says:

    Hi Steve,
    I am interested in joining but can find no mention of costs.
    £40/month for something similar in Central Cambridge seems very steep to a retired Yorkshireman like me..

    • Steve Conway says:

      Hi Mike,
      The cost is a joining fee of ten pounds, and an annual cost of fifteen pounds. Oh and 10p for a cuppa 🙂
      Please drop in on any Monday for a chat, I am sure you will be persuaded that it is very good value for money.
      Kind regards
      Steve Conway

  14. Veronica Ebanks says:

    Hi Steve

    Following from our brief phone conversation today about volunteering opportunities with Restorative Solutions (RS) Bedfordshire.

    RS Bedfordshire in partnership with Beds. Police, deliver Restorative Justice approaches to victims of crime and anti-social behaviour.

    We would like to discuss volunteering opportunities with yourself and your members.
    Please feel free to contact:


  15. I wonder if your group could make use of this;
    A car recently collided with me as I was pushing my bike over a zebra crossing. There appears to be superficial damage – a bent brake lever, chainguard smashed, dynamo bent, etc., – but the bike proves unusable as the wheels won’t go round 🙂 I’m not technical or practical and can’t begin to repair it and will need to buy a new bike, but I don’t want to just throw this bike away. It may be easily repairable, or parts could be reused.
    Please let me know if you would like it, I can deliver, but if it’s not suitable for your group, I will take it to the tip.

    • Steve Conway says:

      Thanks for the offer Peggy, I will check to see if someone would like to take this on, and get back to you.
      Steve Conway

  16. Steve says:

    Please post a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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