Hi there. We're looking to set up an Allotment/Gardening Club Scheme on the Rockingham Estate for residents. We have received funding from the council and I wondered if anyone was on here from the Rockingham Estate and if they wanted to get involved?
We have raised beds as allotments at Styles, and they are really popular. It's been very effective in getting people together, who wouldn't otherwise ever talk. I hope your allotments are as succesful as ours have been.
Thanks James, yes I'm already in contact and they've given great advice. Now I need to get the residents involved - going to do a maildrop and hopefully get something in Southwark Life. All advice gratefully accepted!
James, I loved to see the children all enjoying themselves on the Tabard allotment site, it just proves kids always enjoy being out in the open and playing with soil,shovels and being part of the community like that is bound to help them develop good social skills, and they can eat after!
It is planned for the Rockingham Estate at the moment but it's something we can request to be expanded. If there is space unallocated we'd be happy to have you LilaSE1. In addition there's funding for a 'meadow' at the church hall opposite and there is green space next to your block that hopefully won't be built all over. Do you have your own Residents Association?
Ideally I want to see the unaccessed green space all over the estates to be put in the hands of residents - for growing food or other purposes - currently a lot of the space is just used for people to take their dogs to do what comes naturally and while there should be some space set aside for that, I think we can do more!