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Stamford Street Community Garden

Funded on Spacehive 16 March 2024

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Stamford Street Community Garden

Stamford Street Community Garden

Stamford Street Allotment Society By Stamford Street Allotment Society

Stamford Street Allotment Society is in the process of creating a community garden which will be accessible for use by any community group based in Ellesmere Port as a meeting and communal area

Ellesmere Port Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 16 Mar 2024!

The project addresses a need for shared facilities among local community groups. We are actively working to develop an inclusive, wheelchair-accessible allotment site. This site will feature not only essential amenities like a meeting area and toilet but also ample space for gatherings, training, and networking. The primary focus is on ensuring safety and accessibility, with provisions for renewable electricity and other essential services. Stamford Street Allotment Society's commitment is to maintain this site as a free resource, open to any local community group. This invaluable initiative aims to empower charity organizations and grassroots efforts by providing a dedicated space where they can convene, collaborate, and drive positive change within the community. There has already been a number of local groups and schools who have shown their interest in the project and are committed to using the allotment site once it is completed.

What we'll deliver:

  • Community garden fencing
  • Outdoor classroom
  • Wheelchair Accessible path to allotment
  • Veg/flower beds
  • Animal Petting area
  • Pond area

Why it's a great idea:

The project's impact on diversity is multifaceted. It is driven by a diverse team comprising individuals from various nationalities, sexual orientations, and age groups, all united in their commitment to fostering community cohesion. The primary objective of this project is to establish a communal space that serves as a hub for community socialization. Additionally, it will be an inviting venue for community and school groups to engage in a wide range of activities. Furthermore, the space will be made available as an outdoor meeting place for organisations supporting Ellesmere Port. Some of the allotment plot holders are essential workers who wish to bring their tenants and clients to the allotments for socialization and therapeutic horticulture. Consequently, the space will feature a sensory garden designed to cater to a diverse spectrum of users, including those with mental health challenges, learning disabilities, and individuals seeking a sense of belonging within a community.

Steps to get it done:

  • Create wheelchair accessible path
  • Complete veg bed foundations
  • Remove excess top soil from sensory garden
  • Lay slabs
  • Create Pergola area
  • re-wild nature area with pond
  • Create wildflower garden

The allotment site encompasses a number of ideas and will have a positive impact on many sectors that require improvement within the Ellesmere Port Region. The overarching aim of the allotment site is to increase social mobility for those who are in Ellesmere Port and enable people to meet at a place local to them. During the pandemic, despite many allotments sites closing temporarily, Stamford Street Allotment Society committed to staying open to allow people to network and communicate at this difficult time. The community introduced strict meeting guidelines yet still ensured people felt part of a network. The allotment society has shown the importance of community cohesion and we would like to expand our community to include other local groups and organisations.


Location Ellesmere Port

About the space

Stamford Street Allotment Society


Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £14,430

Pathways - Hardcore & Hoggin - £5,000 (35%)
Concrete fence posts/panels & postmix - £2,255 (16%)
Timber (asst'd sizes) for bldgs/ greenhouse frame shed etc - £2,020 (14%)
Glazing/ cladding for outdoor classroom/greenhouse etc - £2,012 (14%)
10% contingency - £1,236 (9%)
Fixtures for pergola and rain collection area - £550 (4%)
Miscellaneous, paints, & disabled access specific items - £520 (4%)
Other - £837 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Pathways - Hardcore & Hoggin
Concrete fence posts/panels & postmix
Timber (asst'd sizes) for bldgs/ greenhouse frame shed etc
Glazing/ cladding for outdoor classroom/greenhouse etc
10% contingency
Fixtures for pergola and rain collection area
Miscellaneous, paints, & disabled access specific items
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Open day for the garden to showcase project
  • self irrigation facility

Total £14,430

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • We would like any gardening tools, cement and concrete bags, and timber or fences etc that can be reused for building projects.

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