Work at Waverley Terrace Allotments
As you may be aware Waverley Terrace Allotments was successful in securing significant funding from the Big Lottery which will enable us to support more people and improve the facilities on the Allotment Site.
We wanted to let you know in advance, that construction activity will be carried out on the site starting on 1st February 2016 with the site set up and initial developments then sewer connection works will commence on 15th February 2016. It is expected that the construction activities will last for approximately six weeks.
The work is being carried out by Cleveland Land Services and will involve the construction of a:
- Small access road and car park;
- Toilet with wheelchair access, and;
- Classroom/learning environment.
We have taken all available steps to minimise disruption to local residents with site traffic diverted along Tristram Avenue and entering the Allotments through the gates on Waverley Terrace. Unfortunately to enable the drainage works to be completed there will need to be a temporary road closure to part of Waverley Terrace but we will make every effort to give residents the appropriate notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Contractors have been advised of the school opening and closing times to minimise any risks to the public walking along Waverley Terrace and Kingsley School have been consulted.
If you have any queries, speak to any member of staff at the allotment or contact Martyn French – Promoting Change, Transforming Lives Project Co-ordinator on 01429 867677.
Parts of the ‘Brigid and Dave Show’ from BBC Radio Tees were broadcast ‘live’ from Wavereley Terrace Allotments on Sunday 30th November 2014. You will soon be able to hear the four seperate broadcasts from the one hour show when we have the media link available.
The Show which is broadcast on a Sunday morning, has a specific gardening hour that offers tips to local gardeners and also interviews guests who are invited to talk about their Allotments or their passion for gardening.
Plans for 2015 include a live show to be broadcast from the allotment site- Watch this space!
We are thrilled to announce that our very own Waverley Terrace Community Allotment have made it through to the finals of the prestigious Gardening Against the Odds awards!! We need your help to win by voting for the Waverley Terrace Community Allotment project at http://www.gardeningagainsttheodds.com/.
The group were nominated for their hard work to transform the site at Waverley Terrace into a thriving and welcoming community allotment. Gardeners at the site come from all walks of life and include people with drug and alcohol issues, mental health problems and learning and physical disabilities. The group have created a thriving allotment providing fresh fruit and vegetables to service users and the community.
The judges making the short-list commented about Waverley Terrace that “This is a community garden in the true sense of the words.”
Voting is easy! Just visit http://www.gardeningagainsttheodds.com/ and select Waverley Terrace Community Allotment from the drop down list. The winning project will receive the Gardening Against the Odds trophy at the awards ceremony next April
THE Waverley Allotment Group is an inspiration to hundreds of people.
And it didn’t take long for the judges in the Pride of Hartlepool competition to be equally inspired by its work.
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