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Southampton to create a ‘Virtual Orchard’ in new Transition Southampton project

November 5, 2010 by


Southampton is set to create a ‘Virtual Orchard’ across the city this Winter with Transition Southampton offering bargain-priced apple trees through the TREEmendous Southampton project. TREEmendous Southampton was set up by the local food group in order to give people in Southampton the chance to have fresh, organic fruit in their gardens for as cheap as […]

Portswood Community Group fighting to save local park’s picnic area from development

October 28, 2010 by


A local community group in Portswood is fighting to save its recently established picnic area in Portswood Recreation ground after finding out the the City Council want to replace it with an extra tennis court only months after giving the picnic area permission. Local residents are perplexed as to why only months after the Council […]

Portswood gearing up for One Big Community Festival

August 29, 2010 by


Southampton is gearing up for the upcoming One Big Community Festival in Portswood in a fortnight’s time, which is being hosted by the NBSP Community Group at Portswood Recreation Ground. The festival on the 11th September is being billed as a chance for all of Southampton’s communities to get together to mingle and party.  Activities […]

Local Community Garden wins chance to keep Community Space open

March 31, 2010 by


Southampton City Council has decided that a former Neighbourhood Advice Centre based on the site of Ropewalk Community Garden should remain as a community space following successful campaigning by the volunteers who run the garden.  The council has agreed to: To agree to dispose of the site at Rope Walk, Derby Rd to facilitate the […]

Volunteers start work on communal veggie Garden for Homeless Shelters

February 25, 2010 by


Work has begun on The Growing Project, a local project which aims to work with people who have been homeless and/or live in supported accommodation in order to create a communal vegetable garden. The project is initially offering these people the opportunity to grow their own vegetables in order to encourage motivated self-development, whilst also […]