04 Aug Good News Stories from our Community Builders (25th – 31st July) – SAVS
Rob Carvosso, Shoebury – Sponsored by Shoebury Residents Association
Over the last few weeks, a garden group has started a Norton place. The aim is for people to meet others and to enjoy some gardening at the same time. People attending can do as little or as much as they like. It also helps improve the area for patients attending Norton place for health appointments.
The group have been donated plants and seeds by the community which has gone a long way into starting the project which has been supported by staff at Norton Place. The aim is for the group to grow and expand over the coming months while creating an area of peace and calm for patients to relax in while attending the services provided by Norton.
Chiquitta Bruce, Milton – Sponsored by Milton Community Partnership
The Arts Project due to improve Station road, at the bottom of Hamlet Court Road is coming along nicely and the children from Barons Court Primary and Milton Hall School have been taking part in workshops to get the work complete in time for the Hamlet Court Road in Harmony Festival. The Children have designed the artwork and are currently working with local artist John Bulley and Community Builder Chiquitta at attaching mosaics onto pieces that will eventually make up the art. This will then go up at the arches with help from students at St. Benards and guidance from ceramist Debbie Hadley.
The installation will be focused on the environment. The project was begun by Milton councillors with community infrastructure levy funds. They then worked with Milton Community Partnership who raised additional funds in order to complete the project.
Chiquitta says “It’s nice to have so many different parts of the community involved in such an amazing project and to brighten up a neglected part of the area with an important message about the environment”.
Kayleigh Wilkins, Victoria – Sponsored by St Vincent’s Southend
I spoke to a man tidying up Churchill gardens and said his been cutting back the plants there for a few days now by himself when there usually is a team. I told him about all the rubbish in the pond and he said he doesn’t have the tools to get them out right now. I mentioned to him a few residents that enjoy the green space have mentioned the waterfall and if it can get turned back on. He said they are making a lot of changes to the park in the next couple of weeks so wait and see what happens then speak to Paul Rabbits who is the parks manager at the Civic.