Growth and Change: the documentary that follows 30 years of the Calthorpe Project.
Our thanks to Ruth Cebrian for her creativity and hard work
Major Building works June 1st – 12th
Willmott Dixon Interiors will be transforming our garden and building during the first 2 weeks of June. There will be some disruption to our services while we clear out the building ready for the works to begin and then bring everything back in when the work is completed. There will be no staff working in the office during this time but we will still be answering phone calls and emails. The Early Years drop in will be open as usual.
The internal building work includes: a new entrance gate, upgrades to the toilets, new lighting, painting and decorating, new office furniture and signage.
In the garden we will have: a new stage for the festival area so that music is directed away from housing on Ampton Street, a new surface to the pitch viewing area, refurbishment to our old greenhouse to turn it into a space for volunteers, new signage, landscaping, new decking alongside the office, a facelift to the play structure and removal of the deteriorated mural on the sports pitch.
The refurbishment and rebuilding works are worth £50,000 and the project is run by the Willmott Dixon Foundation as a training project for young people looking to enter the building industry.
Our latest version of Calthorpe Cuttings is ready … Newsletter spring 15
Carless Boot Sale – Starts Sunday May 3rd. carless boot 2015
Wates volunteer day completely transforms our deck!
Click on the link to watch a 25 minute video made by the London City Farms & Community Gardens
What we do
People from all cultural and diverse backgrounds participate and enrich our activities. Our volunteer and training programme helps people learn new skills, provides opportunity for social interaction and outdoor exercise as well as offering horticultural training for adults with learning difficulties. Environmental and food growing sessions encourage and develop awareness of organic methods and composting. Bangladeshi women and older people as well as families participate growing their own food. Our 5-a-side futsal pitch provides programmes to improve health and well-being for young people as well as generating vital revenue from hiring. We provide respite from over crowded housing in our Early Years drop in and weekend play provision for children.