One year in!

This weekend it is our first anniversary on the HG site! The ridiculously massive and terrifying compost delivery, first spade in the ground, snow Armageddon, it all happened in the space of a week last year. Just look at how it’s all changed since then 🙂 Feb 2018           Read more…

Allendale Diary blog

Well hello winter! This cold spell has seen frosty, icy days on site, the ground being frozen solid and being able to see our breath even inside our building! We can’t function using the massive, industrial storage heaters left over from the building’s former life as a school classroom, they’re Read more…

Happy New Year!

Happy new year to you all! What an amazing year 2018 has been for the project, from the first spade in the ground last February to completion of the Medway renovations in November, so much has happened and we’ve been bowled over by everyone’s support.  It’s hard for us to Read more…

A whole lot of garlic

I know that this doesn’t look like a very exciting photo, but what it IS, is a delivery 5kg of Solent Wight and Carcassonne Wight garlic bulbs (which smelled a bit fruity when I opened the door to our sunny porch) that we had delivered last week. We didn’t make Read more…

Help from Accenture

We’d like to say a massive thank you to Accenture Newcastle who sent a fantastic team of volunteers to help us clear the tangle of shrubs from in front of the Medway. The sun shone, they worked really hard and we had a proper giggle throughout the day. They also Read more…

Recent events

Once again I’ve left the blog until there’s just too much to talk about. We’ve had a really busy month with our celebration event, decorating day , various training events and meetings, and with moving the project into the next stage. The celebration event was brilliant! It was the first Read more…

* * * Covid-19 UPDATE * * *

From June 12th, Higher Ground Allendale will begin to permit volunteers back on site. We will be strictly limiting the numbers of volunteers at any given time.

More information is available in the top menu on the website.

The public footpath from Shilburn Road to the exits at the bottom remains open. Thank you to everyone for observing these restrictions during this difficult time. We'll be up and running soon but for now, let's stay sensible.
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