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Bring on the National Park City!

Posted by Nick Gardner on February 19, 2018

London as a national park city? No chance, surely? What was once a fanciful idea is going to become a reality. This month the scheme secured the support of the Mayor of London, members of the London Assembly AND the majority of London’s 654 local council ward teams (that’s a lot of backing!). All this means that the ... Continue reading »

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Restoration of the "Healing Garden" Newton Farm Ecology Park (Newton Park East)

We are working to restore the "Healing Garden" in the park. It was designed and put in place 20 years ago as a place the local people could come and heal by relaxing in natural surroundings. We started last winter by taking our a multitude of small ash trees and an even bigger multitude of brambles. Over the summer we rolled and cut back a large swathe of ivy and have replanted some species around a dilapidated bench (also the subject of a fundraising appeal for replacement). This autumn we have planted spring bulbs - native species only. But that's not enough. The design of the garden is modelled on a snake's coil. Inside the coil there is mounded earth with planting retained by a log fence. The fence posts have rotted in many places and fallen away. If they are not replaced soon the fundamental structure of the garden will collapse. That's why were are ecstatic  to have funding from The Greggs Foundation to replace the wall. Plans are being made now. It's a tricky job as originally the log fence was put in first and then the earth monded up inside the retaining wall. We have to somehow replace the wall without triggering collapse! Wish us luck.

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The Regent's Place Community Fund is now open!

This year Project Dirt have joined forces with Regent's Place to help coordinate the Regent's Place Community Fund!The Regent's Place Community Fund is an exciting initiative led by a number of businesses based at Regent's Place in West Euston. Businesses contribute funding and come together to share insight, resources, expertise and opportunities to support smaller community organisations around Regent's Place and make a real difference to the immediate local area. A whopping £58,606.62 (to be precise) is currently available in this year's fund, with potentially more to come! Grants of up to £7,500 are on offer to help local community organisations that support one or more of these guiding themes: Social Cohesion - bringing people in the community together, facilitating underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups to access new opportunities and/or activities.Health & Wellbeing - improving both physical and mental health, reducing loneliness and isolation, building skills and helping local people access opportunities which improve their quality of life.Employability - improving employability skills, providing support and guidance with finding work, and providing local people with work opportunities.The Fund opens for applications on Monday 4th June.The Fund was set up to support and cater for beneficiaries in the immediate area local to Regent's Place (although your organisation can be based outside). To see whether your community project is eligible, have a read of the guidelines and criteria here. If that all looks good, you can submit your application via the form below:-[CLICK HERE TO APPLY]-Applications need to be submitted by midnight on Friday 14th September.If you encounter any issues or have any questions, please contact [email protected] look forward to seeing your applications - best of luck to all of you!To see all the latest social media updates from the Fund, search for the hashtag #RegentsPlaceCommunityFund or #RPCF on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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Certified Outdoor First Aid Training - 2 days ...

London | Kensington & Chelsea | Kensington

People who work outdoors have First Aid training needs that are often not met by traditional ...

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Pop Farm Urban Gardening 2018

London | Lambeth | Brixton

Join us at Pop Farm an urban garden sitting in central Brixton. Starting at 10am we ...

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Camden Green Gym at Regent's Park

London | Camden | Camden Town

Join us for this Love Parks Week session in Regent's Park. We will be working to ...

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