Meadow Well Connected is a community hub and garden in the heart of the Meadow Well estate. Established in the aftermath of the 1991 riots, for almost 30 years we have been striving to respond to local need and provide safe, welcoming spaces for everyone to enjoy together.
Meadow Well Connected operates a range of supportive projects and services from within it's building including activities for children from birth to 13, specialist support for those with addictions, employability guidance, access to digital support, community cafe, rooms for hire, social and interest based groups, wellbeing activities, volunteering and Forest School.
We have recently planted over 500 trees and a wildflower meadow to create a new open-access resource for people to enjoy and to improve the biodiversity of the area.
We provide space of a Community Beekeeping project to help people learn about bees and provide local honey and other wax products.
We support students to gain skills and confidence in our well equipped joinery workshop and in our gardens.
We're running this campaign to transform a neglected part of the outdoor spaces and create a new, safe, outdoor facility for local people to enjoy.
We've already seen the difference the tree planting made to the way people interact with the space between the metro station and our building and believe that if we improve this space to the back of the centre people will respect and enjoy using it. We've noticed that young people have been using our outdoor cafe table when the centre is closed so we wanted to make another space people of all ages could enjoy.