The MAXwell Centre
The MAXwell centre is a community centre offering financial and legal advice, workshops, craft and vocational sessions. This is a vibrant and well-utilised service at the centre of a deprived community. A training garden project has recently been established, aimed at giving people the skills and confidence they need to take on their own allotment plots. This has rejuvenated a derelict builder's yard to become a fertile garden area. Four of the training plots have been allocated to local primary schools and the pupils have begun to plant seed in preparation to tend their own food-producing plots. The remaining seven plots have been allocated to community groups and individuals keen to start growing their own produce.
The site also includes a communal orchard comprising 27 fruit trees, planted as part of a DUO project.