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What people are saying...








“Kids love walking around the garden with their family, picking vegetables together.”

Luke – WestRaven Community Garden Manager

“Yanis has missed the youth club so much. So to have these outdoor sports sessions with his friends has lifted his spirits.”

Yanis’ Mum – Summer 2020


“I want to say a huge thank you for the food packages we have received for several weeks. We’ve enjoyed opening them up to find all the lovely things inside. The team have done a brilliant job providing this service to the community.”

WestRaven resident – April 2020


“I was totally surprised by the garden, and the wood skills session was brilliant, the last few months have been tough but now I actually feel inspired and I can’t wait to come back and do more!”

Owen– May 2021


“The volunteers have worked really hard over the past few months to get the garden ready to open to the public, they have done a tremendous job and the garden is tidy and ready for a busy summer of growing and delivering community activities.”
Luke, WestRaven Community Garden Manager


‘Since attending the community café I had a health check and have now gone on to attending regular health activities organised by the Big Local and have reduced my metabolic age by 15 years. I now have so much more energy and have made new friends’

Charlie, chair yoga attendee


‘Before this café was here I spent most of my time sat at home on my own. Without this I wouldn’t have met new people, it gives me a reason to get up every day, and more confidence’.


‘Community fridge has enabled me to feed my children with fresh fruit and veg that otherwise I wouldn’t be able to afford’


‘This place has given me a real sense of achievement and prior to the garden being open I had very little to do in my life’

Tony, volunteer


‘It’s really nice to have a place to go and mix with people my age’


‘This has really improved my confidence, at home and at school’


Feedback from cinema events


“Brilliant event today, we all loved it. Really well organised with a good friendly atmosphere. We’ll be coming back for more events during the summer term”


“Thanks for organising it was great xx”


“Really enjoyed the film  well organized, thanks for putting it on”


“Absolutely brilliant great film and BBQ , even being disabled in a wheelchair me and my family had a great time well organised event! “


‘I have lived in Ravensthorpe for 30 years and never seen anything this good. The garden is on my doorstep and I’ve never known what was inside! I was really impressed and taken a back a bit. Please keep up the good work because for once I felt proud to be from Ravensthorpe!’

“I love this place – it’s so peaceful. A great escape from the challenges this year!”

Sam – September 2020

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