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Mount Vernon Community Hall

Community Garden Project

Our aim is to increase biodiversity in Mount Vernon Park by planting wild flower beds, and making bird and bee hotels, we hope to encourage local wildlife to thrive and grow, as well as creating an inviting area for park users to sit and relax.  

We have gathered ideas and suggestions from the community during our Community our engagement days, social media and survey. We followed this up with consultation and have took on advice from technical advisers on how best to achieve our outcome.

Future Volunteering Days 
12pm to 2pm:  Last Sunday of the Month - no previous experience required 

Play Equipment 


Our first installation of play equipment has arrived in Mount Vernon Community Garden. MVCH working in partnership with The Centre Playgroup.


£10,000 Funding secured from National Lottery Community fund.


Thank you to to MJM Projects for creating and installing our new boat

We have added a balance beam and mud kitchen with the help of MJM Projects.  

We plan to add a sensory area with seating and planters, and musical equipment and we are looking for funding for a new fence 



Action Earth 

Socially distant community clear up day with Mount Vernon Community Hall volunteers, The Centre Playgroup,  and community volunteers  Action Earth Funding 2020


A fresh coat of paint  added by MVCH volunteers to the community garden for spring 2020

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Community Garden Phase 2 


We are continuing on the success of our Community  Garden located on the slabbed area beside the community hall.


The second phase of our community garden located in the triangular grass site beside the hall. We have installed raised beds for community growing and an orchard  

With funding from Paths for All we have created a path through the community garden linking the community hall and  community woodland promoting Active travel

Thank you to Andy Napier  and Jed Farrell who have been cutting the Community Garden grass for us on a regular basis during Covid 19 lockdown

Network Rail 

Thank you to the Network Rail Team who managed to help with our Community Garden transformation, adding planters and a seating area within the garden. Thank you to Action Earth Volunteering Matters funding that donated £250 towards the project. Thank you to JM Wild Designs for helping with the design and keeping our volunteers busy through out the Day


John  Lewis in the Community 


A Huge Thank You to The John Lewis Team ‘Partners in the Community’ and our Community Hall volunteer Mark for doing such an amazing job in our Community Garden and surrounding area on Thursday 30th of May. We were really impressed how well you you powered through all of the tasks even in the horrible weather. You are welcome back any time 

Some of our past volunteering days with local community groups 

9th of November 2018


Eastbank Academy pupils regularly come along to Mount Vernon to help us. They came along and helped us fill our raised beds in super fast time. These were later filled with plants and shrubs on our regular community volunteering days.   

15th June 2018

Thank you to the Clydesdale Bank team, Mount Vernon Primary Eco Committee and our volunteer Mark for all your hard work planting some of our hedging from The Woodland Trust on Friday 15th of June 18.


Thank you for brightening up our community garden by adding flowers to the raised beds and planters it looks fantastic:-)

Special thanks to James from "JM Wild Designs" for organising the volunteering day and providing your expert guidance.

Our volunteers within the local community have been fantastic and we appreciate their time. Special thanks to Lori Lynch and her boys for all your hard work.
Thank you for all of our plant donations so far.  Special thanks to Susan Wilson in particular for her very generous donation.

Get involved, Make a difference 
If you would like to get involved in this project please contact us by selecting the link below we would love to hear from you. No previous experience necessary and we are all learning new skills as we go. 
Volunteering with us can range from anything from one hour of your time, a morning, afternoon or the entire day, it really doesn’t matter. We understand that your time is precious so we really appreciate however much of that time you can give. No previous experience necessary, and all ages and skills levels are welcomed you may even learn a new skill in the process! 
We plan to meet up on the last Sunday of the month from 12pm to 3pm to make further improvements so watch this space or better still come along and help us create a wonderful space for the community to use and enjoy together.
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