North Herts College celebrate new allotment thanks to community funding
16th May 2022
It was an absolute joy meeting the staff, students and project coordinators of the Stevenage Community Allotment at the Stevenage campus of North Herts College on 16th May. Having worked so hard to gain funding from a range of community grants, including funding given by Stevenage Community Trust, they have worked so hard to established a wonderful allotment that is packed full of healthy vegetables and fruit.
The allotment was created to allow the NHC team to train volunteer college students in gardening, growing food and also running sessions for local primary school children. The students have also designed and help build the entire allotment and have grown all of the produce themselves from seed. They have raised beds, special access beds for wheelchair users and a new polytunnel, and have been able to harvest produce and take some home to their families to cook.
The college students and NHC allotment team are now planning to help more local primary schools access learning at the college allotment, and help them to develop their own allotments.
Also present at the celebration event was Stevenage Mayor, Sandra Barr and Leader of the Council, Sharon Taylor.
Our Grants Manager Samantha Bush is pictured with the project manager Paul Dee and some of the green-fingered students. Well done to all of the NHC team.
Sad passing of long serving trustee Alex Lang
The Stevenage Community Trust is sad to announce the passing of one of our longest serving trustees, Alex Lang aged 78.
Alex served as a trustee for nearly 20 years and was one of life‘s very rare givers and doers.
New Lifestyles Hub for Stevenage Leisure
Stevenage Leisure were delighted to showcase the new Lifestyles Hub. The project was made possible with funding from the Stevenage Community Trust.
Lord Cobbold Patron and founding Chairman of the SCT
Former Patron and founding Chairman of the Stevenage Community Trust Lord David Cobbold has sadly passed away aged 84.
Community Grant helps fund new play equipment
Among the many community projects that we helped fund during the last year, is this lovely new play equipment and seating for the Community Hall play area in Watton-at-Stone.
Come along to our Volunteer Coffee Morning!
Come along to our Volunteer Coffee Morning to become part of a fantastic team of people who are passionate about making the lives of local people better.
SCT win Asda’s Green Token vote and receive £500!
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Dinner and Dance 2021
An enthralling evening of entertainment led to a record-breaking £36,500 being raised which will be used to support charitable organisations, community projects and families in crisis.
COVID-19 recovery fund
We are proud to announce the launch of the largest fund in our 31-year history. Our £100,000 post COVID-19 recovery fund will be dedicated to helping local schools improve the mental and physical well-being and educational outcomes of pupils affected by the pandemic.
Lest We Forget on Remembrance Sunday
Stevenage Community Trust remember the many lives that were sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. Olivia Stewart, Letchmore School Primary School pupil and eldest grandchild of Chairman Robert Stewart has in recent years laid the wreath is pictured outside the Stevenage Community Trust office.