Film Up: Prenton Community Garden

Shine in Media helped to evidence ‘Social Impact’ by producing a short promotional film.



Context: An unused garden space that had fallen into dis-repair and unsafe for use. Multiple incidents of anti-social behaviour occurred in and around the space. A small number of active tenants have contributed to making the outside spaces more pleasant with a planting scheme. There is a local desire by the Prenton Tenants & Residents Association (PTRA) to engage more tenants in making a significant environmental improvement in the area.

Output: A new community garden was designed and built.

Outcome: The community now has a garden to use and enjoy. The individuals involved have increased sense of wellbeing. Employability of the volunteers involved has increased due to learning of new skills, experience gained and increase confidence in own abilities. A positive improvement to outdoor environment has been created.

Impact: Grow veg, promote healthy eating, physical activity exercise, increase health both mentally and physically. Create a sense of community and increased pride in the area.

Increased physical health over the long term. Children Growing fresh veg, positive habits for the long term. Volunteers more likely to undertake further opportunities in area – ownership of area. Volunteers more likely to get paid work in the future.

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