The allotment has proved to be a haven from the every day stresses of life. It has been a valuable venue to meet others during the Covid pandemic, through arranged activities, meetings, and regular allotment gardening sessions.
The Adult Signpost project run by Haverhill Town Council used the site to run community allotment sessions. The project supports adults at risk of having mental health problems or suffering from low mood. The sessions help to improve wellbeing and confidence through time outside, learning new skills and building friendships.
Individual members of the community regularly work on the allotment with members of the Allotment Sub Group learning new skills from each other , deciding how to develop the plot and engaging with the other allotment plot holders and the wider community.
Find out more at the Jubilee Community Allotment facebook group
the Allotment Sub Group organise engagement activities with the community giving all the opportunity to get their hands dirty through allotment related craft activities, growing pumpkins at the allotment or at home or access to cheap or free plants to grow at home.
We are looking to include other community groups and residents in the allotment or if you want to help organise activities and be part of the Allotment Sub Group . Get in touch with Helen at email@example.com
‘The Jubilee Allotment Project has encouraged a number of young people in Haverhill to engage with support services throughout town - ending potential social isolation, building relationships and learning new skills; some of these young people have moved on to engage in volunteering, others have continued on to further courses/training and one has gone on to achieve employment’.
Dan Cooke, Apprentice to the Youth Skills Manager