Building on the success of Westcliff, in 2013 we set up a new Growing Together site in Shoeburyness. The Big Lottery Fund gave us a £300,000 grant to develop the site on Elm Road.
We have put in a sustainable wooden building, set up two polytunnels, laid out vegetable plots, built a large wildlife pond and are slowly transforming the waste land into a calm but useful place for local people to be proud of. The site was awarded a prestigious Green Flag Community Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.
Friars Primary School have compiled a lovely film of their work at Growing Together Shoeburyness. Please watch it to get an insight into their day at Growing Together Shoeburyness on Mondays.
We run a weekly women’s group here on a Wednesday, and have two members’ days a week on Tuesdays and Thursday. Our horticulture training takes place here on a Tuesday.
We recently took delivery of a fantastic orange, refurbished shipping container at Shoebury. It has a green roof and bug houses on the walls. It will be a really useful to space for training and meetings and will be used for our many events.
Working with Southend Council's Integrated Youth Support Service, we run a weekly youth club for children aged 10 and up. Every Wednesday (April - October) from 4-6pm, they can plant, write, act, sing, make fire pits, all sorts of activities under the guidance of Growing Together staff.
For more information call us on 01702 213134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing Together Shoeburyness
Elm Road (next to The Woodlands)
Tel: 01702 213 134
9 am – 4pm Member day
1pm – 3 pm Women’s Group
4 pm – 6 pm Dig It Youth Group (April - October)
9 am – 4 pm Member day