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Norton Men's Shed

Norton Men's Shed (NORMENS) is a project for men and women who are feeling socially isolated. We are a member of the UK Men's Shed Association which helps us start up with advice and promotes awareness of the wellbeing benefits of Sheds.

A ‘Shed’ is a workshop, run by volunteers and is equipped to provide a wide variety of practical activities and hobbies with other people in a relaxed atmosphere. We offer creative distraction from circumstances by doing something that changes focus for a while.

Members are not expected to be experienced in using tools, equipment or materials. Other activities you could enjoy include crafts, technologies such as 3D printing and cooking.

We are proud  to say that this year (2023) we were in the shortlist of 4 nationally in the UK Men's Sheds Awards of the Year in the category of Partnership of the Year. Helping and being helped by Norton and Stockton social prescribers.


Please visit the Norton Men's Shed website for more information about we do.



Who to contact

Contact Name
Graham Storer
Contact Position
Coordinator, first among equals
Norton Men's Shed

Where to go

Norton Shed
Norton Sports Charity complex
Station Road
TS20 1PE

Drive or walk from Junction Road (buses 37 & 38) down Station Road towards the level crossing. 

The Shed premises are in the middle of the complex in a black Portakabin overlooking the football pitch.


It is a workshop setting and as sch those who attend must accept there will be noise! There will be areas to retreat to though. There is a kettle!

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Tuesday and Friday mornings 9:45am to 12:30pm.
Time of day

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£2.50 Per session
These are subs to cover the cost of utilities, rent, insurance and equipment/material costs. It will take some account of individual circumstances.


Referral required
Referral Details

Formal referral isn't required to become a Shed member. But some kind of introduction is appreciated. 

We are here for people who need a Shed for wellbeing reasons whether they acknowledge it or not! We welcome those who come by introduction from agencies and who make contact directly themselves or through a family member.


Other notes

A Shed is composed of a real mix of personalities, skills and needs. Dementia sufferers have been involved in the Whitby Sheds and have made a contribution by their presence. Initial attendance by anyone is by discussion. 

We do not undertake personal care and the Shed is not a drop in service. It is expected that attendance will be frequent/regular after trial attendances.

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Last Updated: 15/06/2023
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