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Friends Of Rayleigh Station raised £1,209 from 37 supporters


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Closed 24/12/2021

raised of £3,000 target by 37 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,209 to Transform a derelict plot of land at Rayleigh Station into a Community Garden

    Funded on Friday, 24th December 2021

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    The Friends of Rayleigh Station (FoRS) volunteers 'adopted' the station a year ago. They care for a number of flower tubs on the platforms and outside the station entrance. They recently transformed an overgrown section of the Southend bound platform by building three large raised beds and planted a number of perennial shrubs to provide all year round colour and interest.

    Adjacent to Rayleigh Stations main entrance is a derelict plot of land, which many years ago was the station masters allotment. It has been unused and overgrown for decades . FoRS have now taken on the challenge of turning the land (25mx10m) into a community garden which will be available for all to enjoy.

    The garden idea was formed during the challenges of the Covid pandemic. Living in lockdown, social distancing and isolation has had a negative impact on mental health. Highlighting the importance of family, friends, socialising and access to communal outdoor spaces. Transforming the derelict plot will create a new garden space where the local community can sit, relax and meet friends.

    FoRS are now focused on making the garden become a reality and are grateful for any support and assistance that can be offered. Partial funding for the garden has already been provided by Greater Anglia, the Community Rail group and Rayleigh Town Council. We still have some way to go and a number of people have asked if they can make a donation. Through this 'crowdfunding page' we have set ourselves a target of raising £3,000 to purchase 6 benches for the garden.

    Your donation will be gratefully received in supporting the creation of a new community garden space.



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      • Sev Rawlings

        Sev Rawlings

        Dec 2, 2021

        Well done everyone keep up the good work your all amazing


      • Bryan Servante

        Bryan Servante

        Nov 24, 2021

        Pass this area 4 times a day when walking my child to school and this is a fantastic use of a neglected space, a huge improvement congratulations, inspiring


      • Angie Southern

        Angie Southern

        Nov 22, 2021

      • Anonymous


        Oct 26, 2021

      • Pamela


        Oct 26, 2021

        It’s a great idea


      • Ian Wilson

        Ian Wilson

        Oct 26, 2021

        Starting to look wonderful!


      • Charles Scarr

        Charles Scarr

        Oct 26, 2021

        Thanks to all the volunteers the Garden is being transformed.


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      The Friends of Rayleigh Station are a group of volunteers who have adopted Rayleigh station and now play an active role in keeping the station looking good through various gardening projects.

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