Grow Your Community - Sudbury

ActivGardens in Sudbury

‘Grow Your Community – Sudbury’ provides opportunities for local people to get involved in community growing in and around Sudbury. Come and join our FREE gardening sessions in Sudbury’s parks and open spaces.

What is this project?

Would you like to get out a bit more?

Get more active and feel fitter?

Meet new people and form new social networks?

Learn new skills and share ideas?

Help other and contribute to your community?

Imrpove your local environment and feel proud of your achievments?

The project builds upon an existing community gardening project in Sudbury at Weaver’s Piece (Siam Gardens), where the partnership has been working alongside local people and Greener Sudbury to improve the open space. The ground has been cleared and new plants established.

The project is led by ActivLives, in partnership with Public Health and Protection Directorate, Suffolk County Council and Babergh District Council’s Public Realm Team.

While this work supports the district council’s need to test out ownership and maintenance of public space, its long-term aim is to establish more flexible volunteering groups that operate with a level of autonomy and with a programme of regular development of public spaces in their community.

At the same time, we want to ensure people can access opportunities to get involved in their local space and have the support to do so, whatever their motivation might be or challenges they face.

WHO WILL THIS PROJECT APPEAL TO?

  • Local people who want to get involved and make a difference
  • Existing community groups with shared interests
  • Organisations supporting people who may be facing challenges or disadvantage 

GETTING INVOLVED

Please call ActivLives on 01473 345350, or contact Project Co-ordinator Dan Wheals on 07551 343135 or email dan@activlives.org.uk  for more information or to get involved.

Where We Meet

AT The BRIDGE PROJECT

Location

The Bridge Project, 20 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2EU

WHEN

Most Mondays  10am until 11.30am – by appointment only

The Bridge Project

AT BELLE VUE PARK

Location

Belle Vue Park, Ingrams Well Rd, Sudbury, CO10 2RT

WHEN

Every Thursday 10am until 12.30pm
Drop in, all welcome – refreshments provided

Belle Vue Park

We also work in other Green Spaces in Sudbury and Great Cornard.

Get in touch with Dan about areas where you live that you would like to tend with your neighbours. The Grow Your Community project wants to help make a change.

Upcoming Activities

Click on an event below to find out more details

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ActivLives is a local charity, which relies on grants, trusts, donations, fundraising activities, sponsorship & commissions to enable us to provide & develop our services across Ipswich & Suffolk.