The impetus to start a Men's Shed in Colden Common was primarily due to the efforts of Adrian Kelly, with the help of Steve Badham, who obtained the offer of temporary accomodation in the Recreation Ground Pavilion on the Main Road from the Parish Council.

In June 2015 a general meeting was held to canvas interest in a shed for Colden Common. There was a good turnout of almost 30 people, and sufficient interest was shown to move onto the next step of renovating the workshop area of the Recreation Ground pavilion.

The inaugural general meeting of The Colden Common Shed Association was held on 23rd July 2015 at the Recreation Ground Pavilion to agree the Constitution, elect the Trustees, agree the membership fee and opening times, and discussion about potential projects and events.

On the 30th July an inaugral meeting of the trustees was held to elect the Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary, and to agree the basic operational requirements, sign off the insurance quote, etc. The shed was offically open from the 1st August, when the insurance came into force.

Over the next few months extensive work was carried out: new plasterboard ceiling and insulation; rewiring with new power points and lights; walls, ceiling, floor and doors painted; new workbenches built with storage doors, etc. We also built storage benches in the pavilion itself so that the footballer's kit could be moved out of the workshop area.

A quantity of tools and equipment have either been loaned or donated to the shed, and some new tools have also been purchased using grant funding.

In 2017 we were advised that the premises were to be repurposed so we had to find an alternative. We were offered a small piece of land by the church behind the Church Rooms in Colden Common for a new shed. A 25 year lease was agreed, and after sterling fund-raising work by Steve Badham we were in a position to start building in 2018.

By September 2018 we had erected the sheds on a raised platform with a patio, and completed the fitting out in January 2019. So the new premises comprise a social shed with lounge area and kitchenette and work space for model making and similar crafts, a workshop complete with a good array of tools and woodworking machinery, and a storage shed.