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