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Grant to green and clean our communities

Capital Clean-up, a partnership with the London Mayor and McDonalds, is calling on charities, community groups and local businesses to apply for grants between £500 and £1,500 to bring volunteers together to litter-pick,  remove graffiti, create a community garden – or anything that  creates cleaner, greener, and safer neighbourhoods.  Last year Jubilee school in Tulse Hill won a grant to create a new garden at the front of the school.

Jubilee School's new garden

Jubilee School’s new garden

Deadline for applications is: Monday March 24th

For details see; http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/environment/cleaning-london/capital-clean-up

If you are not a formally constituted group please get in touch and we will help find you find a partner organisation.

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A new commuity garden

A piece of wasteland in Lakeview Road is being turned into a community garden thanks to efforts of local residents,  Lambeth Living and their contractors.

Getting ready for spring

Getting ready for spring

Local councillor  Jane Pickard explains that the family next door “ were fed up because the area was a mass of brambles and bushes which invaded their own garden and were pushing the fence over”.  Jane  got in touch with  the Portobello  Tenants and Residents Association who had been talking about using the land for a community garden.

Now  not only has the land been cleared and prepared for gardening, but the family next door had their damaged fence replaced and will be  growing fruit and vegetables on one of the beds.

To get growing in 2012  get in touch with the Portobello TRA or email Jane Pickard.

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