This weekend The Conservation Volunteers – TCV launch ‘Growing Communities’ a ma…


This weekend The Conservation Volunteers – TCV launch ‘Growing Communities’ a major new environmental scheme, funded by Big Lottery Fund, which will enable communities in Northbrook in #Worthing and Eastbrook in #Adur to improve their health and wellbeing.

In a ground-breaking initiative, Growing Communities will encourage local residents in disadvantaged areas to involve themselves in projects such as planting trees and digging ponds in “Green Gyms”, community orchards, sporting activities or food growing programmes utilising disused or redundant patches of land.

The scheme is backed and part-funded by Adur & Worthing Councils who will also give park ranger time to the scheme.

While Growing Communities is a project that enables residents to suggest the sorts of schemes they want some possible activities will be unveiled at the launch this weekend.

John Haigh, Operation Leader for Growing Communities in Adur and Worthing said: “We can’t wait for the launch. Already we have had a great response and so many ideas from the people we have spoken to.

“I would urge as many people as possible who live in Northbrook and Eastbrook to come along and find out what we we could make happen over the next three years. There’s no obligation but we hope people will be inspired by what they see and hear.”

🍃Saturday November 4 at Northbrook Barn between 11am and 2pm.

🍃Sunday November 5 at Eastbrook Manor community centre between 11am and 2pm.