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    River Leven Clean Up

    Last weekend we joined the Friends of River Leven Valley (West Dumbartonshire) to help clean up sections of the River Leven as part of the larger River Clean Up event organised by the Loch Lomond Angling Improvement Association. Our staff were able to retrieve rubbish and litter in the deeper Read more [...]


     News from the Community Gardens July 2021

     News from the Community Gardens July 2021 Sweet peas from Bishop’s Palace vegetable plot. Update      We hope you are all keeping well. After a rather wet start to the month everything is now growing well, including the weeds! We’ve had a great garlic and onion crop which are now carefully Read more [...]

  • Me, my children and the pandemic

    Nicola was a fulltime carer and a volunteer at Autism Voice before the covid-19 pandemic. Nicola became depressed after the March lockdown. ‘Home schooling three children with disabilities was incredibly stressful,’ she mentioned adding that she was also stressed about providing food for the family. ‘It was horrendous queuing for Read more [...]

  •  News from the Community Gardens June 2021

     News from the Community Gardens June 2021 Foxgloves at the Bishop’s Palace vegetable plot. Update      We hope you are all keeping well. With the recent sunshine and warm weather everything is growing so quickly and the gardens are looking lovely. The broad beans have given us a wonderful harvest and Read more [...]

  • Scream of the Swift

    The scream of the Swift Apus apus can finally be heard swooping over the Cradley site as they return to the UK to breed. Our temperate summers and abundance of food in the form of insects on the wing, is what makes the UK a wonderful place for this aerial Read more [...]

  • Outdoors and active in our Salford community garden

    Since our last update we’ve been preparing our grounds for the development of our community garden. The land surrounding our Emmaus Salford community building has lots of potential and we’ve recently identified a space within our grounds that will be perfect for community food growing. For those new to our Read more [...]

  • The Best Construction Material

    There is no “best” construction material. Construction uses a variety of materials chosen for their suitability for the different parts of the specific building. In the example of a house, foundations are usually made of concrete with steel reinforcement for low cost, durability, strength, water resistance, mass, and ease of Read more [...]

  • News from the Community Gardens May 2021

     News from the Community Gardens May 2021 Alliums beginning to open at the Bishop’s Palace vegetable plot. Update      We hope you are all keeping well. It has been great to restart our gardening sessions again, albeit in a smaller format and we can’t wait to be able to have our Read more [...]

  • Covid-19 and Our Mental Health Support

    The uncertainty around the covid-19 pandemic increased the chance for autistic people to experience mental health conditions. Parents/carers of autistic children, experiences of anxiety, lower feelings of hope during covid-19 were high. Young people with autism and/or learning disabilities are particularly at risk due to their vulnerability to unpredictable and Read more [...]

  • Another long awaited update! Sorry!

    Hi everyone and I’m soooo sorry that I haven’t updated on here for a while. The lockdowns have been such a busy time for us all personally and also for Tanga and we’ve collectively found that there are no longer enough hours in the day to juggle life and Tanga! Read more [...]

  •  News from the Community Gardens April 2021

     News from the Community Gardens April 2021 Magnolia looking glorious over the Bishop’s Palace vegetable plot. Update      We hope you are all keeping well. The current lockdown restrictions continue to be slowly eased so we are back to running small gardening sessions again which is great news! After the lovely Read more [...]

  • An Allotment Tour

    Situated around the most easterly end of the country, it can feel our mental health needs aren’t always met. Whilst living in a big town or city can be just as lonely, at least there’s plenty of places to go and with investment of funders tending to lean toward the Read more [...]

  •  News from the Community Gardens March 2021

     News from the Community Gardens March 2021 The daffodils are out at the Bishop’s Palace vegetable plot. Update      We hope you are all keeping well. The current lockdown restrictions are slowly being eased so as of this week we are able to start running 1 to 1 gardening sessions at Read more [...]

  • Spring on the River Stour

    Welcome back! Can we believe another month has passed so quickly? But what a month of change it has been, from the coldest days of our winter, to the warmth rolling in on the Spring air. As we all wait anxiously for positive news about the easing of lockdown, we Read more [...]

  • Ballagan burn wildlife re-tree-t update!

    We visited the Ballagan burn to inspect the trees that were planted along the burn back in December ( While some of the small trees had lost their protectors, they all seemed to be doing well and in good health. We had hoped to invite volunteers from the local community Read more [...]

  • News from the Community Gardens February 2021

    News from the Community Gardens February 2021 The Bishop’s Palace vegetable plot prepped and ready for the season ahead. Update      We hope you are all keeping well. The current lockdown is still in full force so we are unable to currently run any sessions, but the session leaders have been Read more [...]

  • Life on the River Stour in Cradley

    Welcome back, Wow my first month in post as the Urban Rivers Officer has flown by. It has really opened my eyes to the wonderful work that is happening around river restoration and conservation in the UK. Could it be at a more important time with so many news stories Read more [...]

  • Two weeks down …

    We had been so looking forward to opening up the Centre and being there for our community when we watched Boris tell us we would all be going into lockdown again! We were disappointed for a short time and then we re-grouped and planed what we had to do for Read more [...]

  • Goodbye 2020 and Hello 2021

    Well this is our first blog so here goes! This time time last year, we were popping into the diary all of our activities for the coming year. Who would have thought that none of them would have taken place. Just like the rest of the country, the Community Centre Read more [...]

  • A year in the Garden

    As is the same for many Community projects, this year hasn’t exactly gone to plan. Our group of local residents spent summer 2019 clearing a overgrown and disused garden in our local neighbourhood. This year we had planned to transform the garden into a community space where local residents could Read more [...]

  • Long awaited update!

    Hi! It seems like forever since I last wrote a blog for here, this hasn’t been intentional I can promise, we have all been flat out supporting our growing community as best we can throughout the pandemic. We had some amazing news in that we received funding from the Government’s Read more [...]

  • River Stour

    This blog will take you on a journey through the enrichment and development of your River Stour as it runs through the old Forge Lodge site within the industrial heart of the Black Country. It will inform you of times when you can join us on site, opportunities to learn Read more [...]

  • A massive thank you to our interns!

    We were very fortunate this year as we were able to take on two new interns, Megan and Jamie, who were given a whistle-stop and socially distanced tour of how a fisheries trust works. To start, our interns attended and successfully passed their safe use of pesticides and hand held Read more [...]

  • Acorn to Oak

    To celebrate National Tree Week we would like to share our Acorn to Oak project we have been doing with the local community to do something positive for their local tree scape. Our “Acorn to Oak” project involves planting acorns in pots and growing them until they are large enough Read more [...]

  • #MoreThanAYouthClub

    This year we were so grateful to receive core funding from the Greggs Foundation to help us continue our work during Covid 19. It has been an incredibly difficult year for so many organisations and individuals, so that belief from our work from Greggs and the opportunities it offers us Read more [...]

  • News from the Community Gardens December 2020

    News from the Community Gardens December 2020 Clematis still flowering away in the Bishop’s Palace Vegetable Plot Update      We hope you are all keeping well. With the most recent lockdown being lifted it has been great to open up the gardening sessions again, albeit with reduced numbers. Our volunteers have Read more [...]

  • Ben’s Story

    Grimethorpe Activity Zone (GAZ) Supporting Children and Young People   Ben’s Story Hi, my name is Ben, I am 14.  Last week at school, we learnt about Anne Frank and how she kept a diary about her life.  Her diary told of her daily struggles and fears, whilst hiding from Read more [...]

  • Motivation and Inspiration

    Since the start of lockdown we have had the privledge to interview Olympians,Paralympians and inspirational people from around the world and the UK. As a community group we would have never thought of being able to do this or have the opportunity, however due to the present challenging times and Read more [...]

  • Atlantic salmon mural

    We are pleased to announce that our International Year of the Salmon mural was completed earlier this year. However before you visit, let us provide a little background to the mural. Last year, we secured funding from the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) as part of the ‘International Year Read more [...]

  • Fish grow on trees…

    This week we received our tree saplings for two of our tree planting projects. The first project is supported by the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. This grant will help us to plant trees within the riparian zone of the Carrochan and Ballagan burn that runs through Balloch, Read more [...]

  • Exciting planting plans take root in Salford

    We’ve just had the news that we’ve been hoping for. Emmaus Salford has been awarded a Sir Robert McAlpine Strong Foundations Grant to help with the development of our community garden. This grant will now open the door to local food growing, horticulture training and personal development, and improved wellbeing Read more [...]

  • Project Update: October 2020

    This month we have donated 4 more pillows! At HOPE we support children of all ages with epilepsy – whether they are a baby or an almost adult, no matter if they have had epilepsy for years or have just been diagnosed. Donating pillows is just one of the key Read more [...]

  • Manchester Histories DigiFest 2020

    Manchester Histories applied to the Sir Robert McAlpine Foundations Grant, supported by Semble in February 2020 and we were really excited to hear that our application was successful. It meant so much to us in the mist of a changing world. The grant supported three young disabled artists from Manchester Read more [...]

  • News from the Community Gardens October 2020

    News from the Community Gardens October 2020 Update      We hope that you are all still keeping well. Autumn is most definitely here and with the shorter days it sometimes feels as though we are on borrowed time before winter draws in but there is still lots looking great in the Read more [...]

  • Project Update: August/September 2020

    In August and September we have so far donated 7 more anti-suffocation pillows to families across London. We are so glad we have the opportunity and are able to help these families (thanks to the funding from Greggs). Here is one story from a parent of how the Anti-Suffocation Pillow Read more [...]

  • News from the Community Gardens September 2020

    News from the Community Gardens September 2020                                                     Grape vine doing well at the Bishop’s Palace Vegetable Plot. Update      We hope that you are all still keeping well. With the recent covid restrictions being tightened we’ve had to keep session numbers Read more [...]

  • Wild Trails Haircut

    The trend of getting a “lockdown haircut” was not just for our team members but also our wild trails path on the east bank of the River Leven. Exercise was important during the lockdown, with government guidelines allowing an hour of outdoor exercise which was later extended to unlimited outdoor Read more [...]

  • Autumn Update

    CSCG has been busy behind a closed gate for a while. We’re happy to say, we are now open again on Fridays (subject to socially-distanced numbers, of course) from 10.30am until 3pm. Our honey bees have stayed busy throughout and have been kind enough to produce some spare honey for Read more [...]

  • How do we make time pay in Eastbourne?

    What time we have is precious. So when we use some of that precious time to help others – our friends, relatives, neighbours, or vulnerable others in our community – then that time is of immeasurable value. Especially now, during this global pandemic and economic recession. Especially here, in Eastbourne, Read more [...]

  • Summer of Food and Fun for Autistic Children

    We can all agree that the covid-19 pandemic has had significant impact on our mental health and wellbeing. Even though children are less likely than adults to get infected with the corona virus, the impacts of measures put in place to prevent spread of the virus on their wellbeing can Read more [...]

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