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Water for Mitcham Community Orchard

Funded on Spacehive 16 May 2016

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Water for Mitcham Community Orchard

Water for Mitcham Community Orchard

Mitcham Community Orchard and Gardens By Mitcham Community Orchard and Gardens

The fruit trees, flowers and bushes in our orchard urgently need a water supply if they are to bear fruit and provide pleasure years to come. Please help raise money for a water pipe to the site.

Mitcham Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 16 May 2016!

The community orchard and gardens project does not currently have a water supply, essential to its continued success (5 Awards in Year 1) and has depended upon neighbours' kind provision of hosepipes over the fences! We desperately need a reliable, dedicated supply in the orchard, which requires Thames Water to takea new supply off the mains and an accredited underground plumber to install pipework and tap.
This project will open to the public during daylight hours in the late Spring and we need to have all our infrastructure and major construction works completed by then
Please help us fulfil the dream of this astonishing and successful project to provide a leisure and education resource for all.

What we'll deliver:

  • Install a permanent water supply in the Orchard

Why it's a great idea:

The project has been an outstanding success to date and has received numerous awards in its first year, including 2 national awards. The project provides leisure and educational resources in conjunction with the creation of a number of wildlife habitats. A reliable water supply will ensure that the project is sustainable, and not vulnerable to an intermittent water supply.

Steps to get it done:

  • get an accredited underground plumber to fit pipework and tap
  • get Thames Water to lay the pipework

Having a dedicated water supply will allow us to continue to provide free courses in gardening and ecology and provide a hub for community events and individual leisure facilities in the future. We have already received many accolades for our transformative work in our first year, including 1st place nationally in the Clean Britain Awards and 2nd place nationally in the Local Government Chronicle Community awards. However, we need a water supply to ensure the future viability and sustainability of this community project. For this we are dependent upon the generosity of donors, and any amount, no matter how small will be very gratefully received.

Location Mitcham

About the space

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London Borough of Merton

How will the money be spent?Total £2,305

Thames Water mains connection - £1,550 (67%)
Underground plumbing - £550 (24%)
Other - £205 (9%)

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.

Thames Water mains connection
Underground plumbing
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £2,305

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