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?
Improve your local environment and feel proud of your achievements?
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
We meet up at Belle Vue Park, Ingrams Well Rd, Sudbury, CO10 2RT every Thursday at 9am until 12.00noon
Drop in – all welcome – refreshments provided
We also work in other Green Spaces in Sudbury and Great Cornard.
Get in touch with Beverly 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.
Please call ActivLives on 01473 345350, or email email@example.com for more information.