A NEW project has been launched at Swanage's Durlston Country Park.

The Everyone Needs a Shed project, offers a relaxed style of working and socialising, with gentle tasks like gardening, bird box making, green woodworking and more.

Volunteers can come and go and the shed is open to all, including people with disabilities or long term health conditions, such as dementia.

The Shed is part of the wider Durlston Pleasure Grounds Project, which is working to enhance the Victorian landscape at Durlston for people and wildlife. It is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

Ali Tuckey, project leader for the Durlston Pleasure Grounds Project, said: “This is such a great way to help look after this fantastic place, with no commitment or experience needed – just come along and we’ll put you to work, or just pop in for a cuppa and a chat.”

The shed opens Mondays, 10am - 1pm, Wednesdays, 1-4pm, and most Saturday mornings.