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.....archived 5th Dec 2011
Earth Project Saved
At last, the future of the Earth Project is secure. Of three strong bids for this important community resourse centre the Shaw Trust have won out, obtaining a five year lease on the main building and a yearly allotment tenancy of the land, which is part of the Newton Park East allotment site.
The Shaw Trust works with the disabled, the socially disadvantaged and economically disadvantaged people, running over 100 programmes across the U.K.
The Shaw Trust will be continuing to run the site as a Horticultural Project, as it has been since it was opened by the Countess of Wessex 2007, and shall be offering classes for children, adults, and people with learning disabilities.
Previous stories on the Earth Project.....
Since the revelation that the Earth Project, situated at the rear of the Newton
Park East allotment site, has closed, Harrow in LEAF have been asking for information
updates on the situation.
Currently there have been no bids made for the site, but there have been a couple of interested parties who are weighing up the options to see if the Project could be viable.
Harrow Council has now put out information to encourage interested groups to put forward a bid for the site.
We will do our best to keep this space updated with any information we manage to get on the subject.
remembered by all at Harrow in LEAF.
Earth Project update
It is based at the rear of the Newton Park East allotment site in Alexandra Avenue,
South Harrow, and is managed by the Harrow Skills Centre.
Earth Project - (Pre 2008)
Teaching is done in the purpose-built building and in the polytunnel, and students
can gain qualifications such as BTec in Land and Environment, enabling them to go
on to work in land-based industries. Uptake for the courses is increasing and the
staff are expecting a busy year ahead.
Other news is available here...
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