Winners of The Gardening Against The Odds Awards 2014!

This year’s winner of the Conservation Foundation’s Annual ‘Gardening Against The Odds Awards’ is……. Waverley Terrace Allotment in Hartlepool who were described as “a shining beacon of success in an area of high deprivation“. Four members of the group (see picture below) were at the presentation held on Wednesday 22nd April 2015, in the glorious surroundings of the Great Conservatory of Syon House  London, to receive the Gardening Against The Odds trophy.

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Hartlepool project aims to expand with Lotto cash

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 Article taken from The Hartlepool Mail-Saturday January 3rd 2015

Waverley Terrace Community Allotment 

A DISABLED community project is hoping to expand – if a lottery cash bid is successful.

The Waverley Terrace Allotment Project was set up by the Waverley Allotment Group (WAG) in 2007 by adults with a range of mental, social and physical disabilities.

The group works from land in the Rift House area of Hartlepool cultivating fruit and vegetables, refurbishing furniture, and creating seasonal items such as Christmas wreaths, providing therapeutic and employment support for its members

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£2k grant is a blooming great boost.

Waverley Terrace Allotment Association members and Hartlepool College of Further Education students (rear left to right) Julie Foreman, Teresa Devonport, Demi Parvin, Ste Brant, (front left to right) Paul Stockton, John Readman, James Elener and Kieran Marshall as they plant new trees.

AN allotment used by various sections of the community has received a blooming great boost.

Waverley Terrace Allotments, a constituted group overseen by Hartlepool Borough Council, has been awarded £2,000 from the Limestone Landscapes project.

Groundwork North East staff including Natalie Connor helped the group, which works with pupils from Rift House Primary, Kingsley Primary and Springwell School, as well as students from Hartlepool College of Further Education and people with physical or learning disabilities, to secure the funding. Continue reading “£2k grant is a blooming great boost.”