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Installation of tap for Thames View Community Garden with TWCP support

Since the acquiring of the Community Garden site, and obtaining £2000 funding from the London City Airport Community Fund, Thames View Community Garden (TVCG) members had been facing difficulties acquiring an essential water connection.

Our existence is dependent on the water.

Sabbir, TVCG Member

The site was to offer local people the opportunity to get involved in community gardening and to provide learning opportunities for those keen to learn how to grow their own fruits and vegetables, but the vision was dependent on acquiring a running water connection.

Initially, the Community Garden was being provided running water by Thames View Infant School but this was not able to continue long term. TVCG also looked at alternative solutions such as water harvesting but this was not adequate to water the whole garden.

TWCP began supporting TVCG members by supporting in the discussions with the Sue Bramley Centre and Essex Water. An agreement was reached with a water connection provided through the Sue Bramley Centre to the Community Garden, to be funded by the monies received, and so a tap was finally installed in the garden in 2020.

Impact

Having a tap installed has been critical to the survival of the Community Garden. The plants need to be regularly watered to grow and being able to rely on its on water connection TVCG can be sustained long term.

Love Gardening? Get Involved!

Thames View Community Garden is currently cared for by 13 committed members who meet every two months. If you would like to get involved or make a donation please email communitygardensecretary@gmail.com.

TVCG hope to meet this summer to grow more produce and connect with residents.