Date confirmed for commencement of Capital work

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.

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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Did You Hear Us On The Radio?

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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!