Friday, 16 May 2014

Lower Green, Community Spirit

Today, I dropped in on Lower Green Community Centre's Beehive initiative. Run by local mums, Cathy Heavens and Lyndsay Bennett, the project organises drop in sessions for a couple of hours each Friday morning. It links together a play area for young children, the East Elmbridge foodbank, Lower Green Household essentials (which provide domestic goods at good prices), a craft group, and Kingdom Fruit - a social enterprise set up by Jenny French and Amanda Manship to sell and deliver fruit and veg locally at a discount (pictured below).
All Saints Church in Weston Green support the initiative, which was funded from the Neighbourhood Challenge (with the Community Foundation for Surrey). Local residents can pop in for a cup of tea, a chat and a range of practical advice. It has the makings of a fantastic weekly community hub, and is a wonderful testament to the community spirit in Lower Green. Cathy and Lyndsay have done a truly great job setting the initiative up.


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