to help each other
Despite the difficult times recently, there have been loads of amazing stories
about how these circumstances have brought people and communities even
Check out just a few of the inspirational stories:
Bringing life to a community garden
Residents at Riverside Flats, West Butterwick, have been working together to
get their community garden ready to grow vegetables.
The garden had not been used for a long time so the tenants decided to start
digging, raking and planting vegetables for them to enjoy later in the year, and
to help brighten their small community of 10 flats.
It has been dedicated to a former resident who sadly passed away last year.
Col Cranidge, one of the tenants involved in the project, said: "This is the very
first year we're doing this. We've been going out at different times to work on it,
and we've all really enjoyed having something to focus on together in times like
"We're going to carry on with this for years to come. It's allowed us to get to
know each other even better, and it's definitely brought us all in the community
even closer together."
Col also explained how the residents have been looking out for one another in
He explained: "Whenever one of us is going out to the shops, we've been
checking with each other to see if they need anything and bringing it back to
leave on their doorstep.
"We've just wanted to help one another in these difficult circumstances."
Helping with necessities
The Westcliff (and surrounding areas) Association recently donated food for people most in
need in the local area.
The community group bought almost £70 worth of essentials which helped 25 people who
needed help and support during these difficult times.
They also supplied 50 activity packs for children and families in the neighbourhood.
Ann Elliott, a member of the group, said: "We're here to help the community in any way we
can, and so it was great to give something back."