Potter Street and Church Langley Community Garden has a very sunny future (but they need your help)

Communities / Fri 8th Dec 2023 at 10:06am

FOR many years, the Potter Street allotment, between Carters Mead and Potter Street itself was a sorry site.

By last year, just four plots, in what you can see from our film is a vast area) were being attended to.

But that was until community champion Colin Thorpe came along.

Colin and others have been fighting (on a number of fronts) for better health provisions for the area since the closure of Osler House surgery in 2018.

Colin negotiated with the council, set up a community interest company (Potter Street Health and Wellbeing Hub), worked well with proactive portfolio holder, Cllr Nicky Purse, signed a lease and the Potter Street and Church Langley Community Garden was born.

At its heart is an allotment but it plans to be many other things as well.

There is already a waiting list including a number of people from Church Langley, who, with relatively small gardens, see the benefit of a small plot of land.

YH went down to the allotments to speak to Colin about what has been achieved, what still needs to be done and what help he needs.

For more details, contact [email protected] or ring 07767783482

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3 Comments for Potter Street and Church Langley Community Garden has a very sunny future (but they need your help):

Andrew S.
2023-12-08 11:20:35

Great work Colin Thorpe. There’s some great community work going on in Potter Street.

2023-12-08 14:57:20

I hope you keep this allotment for many many years and that the council dont build homes on it. This is a great idea and is so good for people in every way,their mental health,meeting people,fresh air etc... its a shame that we have so little beautiful natural green spaces left in Harlow now.well done to all involved in an amazing project.

James Leppard
2023-12-08 14:59:10

Full credit to Colin and his team for their dedication and perseverance.

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