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 Unitarian Hall to assist with their litter picking in return for the use of their hall. We won some funding from local businesses in ‘Double Whammy’. We joined in at the Mendip Vegan Festival in March and in April the Gardens had a visit from the Green Flag committee.

Two members have been trained First Aid and four members attended at Sharps Training session at STARS.

The gardens are staying cleaner and a little planting has taken place. With our water butts now in place more planting can follow.

Our 2nd community event of 2018, Spring in to Action, was a great success (see our gallery for more photos).

A film crew arrived to film our Chairperson… more on this to follow later.