Unique Community Group

Unique Community Group

S.H.I.P (Southchurch Hall Inspirational Parkers) is a constitutional charity who came together with one thing in common: we love our local park. Unfortunately, it had become neglected, which attracted people displaying all kinds of antisocial behaviour. Our mission...
1st year anniversary Photography Event

1st year anniversary Photography Event

We just can’t believe that S.H.I.P has been busily working within the Gardens for one year now. What a year We are so proud of our achievements to date and are looking forward to the year ahead. To celebrate we invited people to join us in the museum to share their...
Did you know?… that bread isn’t good for ducks?!

Did you know?… that bread isn’t good for ducks?!

Throwing bread in to the pond of our local park o attract the attention of the ducks is played out by children the world over. However, feeding ducks bread isn’t good for them. They love it and will eat it, but it just bloats them so much that they don’t naturally...
July 2018

July 2018

We have some fantastic news to share with you all – S.H.I.P has won a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery Fund. We are over the moon and will spending the money on improving the equipment, tools and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that the volunteers have to...
March 2018

March 2018

Well what a year for S.H.I.P so far. We held our first AGM in May. We have been getting stronger in the community making connections with various organisations for example: our Chairperson was nominated for an Essex Police Commissioners’ Award. We have linked with the...
February 2018

February 2018

By the middle of February, the Council Gardeners had completed their schedule of work within the Gardens with the dredging and clearing of the ponds. For the first time in years the water level raised and the wonderful sound of trickling water was heard again. With...