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Community planting at New Malden Station

A team of fantastic local volunteers of all ages took part in our latest community planting event at New Malden Station yesterday. Local residents and members of GoodGym Kingston, Kingston Environment Centre, Save the World Club, New Malden Residents and more took part in two days of planting to create bee friendly verges as part of the Go Cycle campaign to link New Malden and Raynes Park. The planting plans were designed by local start up, Janice Horslen Design, who has worked tirelessly to create a pollinator-friendly scheme which will be hardy and provide year-round interest for local people. Find out more information about the plants used and the plans behind the planting on Janice's web

Vai Tolworth launch - the puppets come to life!

We were excited to welcome Tolworth's two new puppets to the community at the Vai Tolworth launch ahead of the Brazilian Festival at the end of the month! Designed by Mandinga Arts, and commissioned by The Community Brain, as part of the Arts Council England-supported Vai Tolworth project, the puppets represent the communities of Tolworth and Sao Paulo and celebrate the link between the two cities through Corinthian-Casuals Football Club and Corinthians Paulista. The launch event signals the start of a series of schools' workshops in 4 local primary schools, working with over 250 children, to learn samba drumming, dancing and silk flag making. SHEDx are delighted to be working with a team of

Greening the Grey

Members of the local community have adopted a series of local planters on the corner of Tolworth Broadway in an effort to green the grey spaces of the area. The plants were donated by Court Farm Garden Centre who have generously supported SHEDx over the past year. Local volunteers took part in a community planting session to clear the litter and debris which had collected in the planters in recent years, before adding a mix of Lavenders and grasses to the beds.

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