Friday, 6 September 2019

Cullen Green Growing Area

Yesterday we had our first community voice at GTDTs new community garden on Cullen Street just off Smithdown Road.

We were inviting the local community to come along and have a chat with us about the new growing area and to see if they would like to have a plot to grow their own fruit and veg.

We had a number of local people come along, young and old, to have a chat and to also put there ideas forward for a new name to the garden.

It was great to see the young people in the local area also coming up with plans and designs of how they would like to paint the cabin on the site.

We will be holding another community voice on the 24th September 2019 at 3.30- 5.00 please feel free to come along.

Monday, 2 September 2019

Second Hand September

Oxfam are raising awareness of fashion's environmental impact and the ever increasing pressure that throwaway fashion is putting on our planet.  Every week 11 million items of clothing end up in landfill. As part of the awareness raising, Oxfam are challenging people to take the 'Second Hand September' challenge and to pledge not to buy new clothes in September. 

GTDT have been recycling pre-loved clothes for the last couple of years and encouraging lcoal people to donate any unwanted clothing and school uniforms, which we then give away free to other local people and families.  As part of Second Hand September could you donate?  Or would you like to have a look at some pre-loved clothes? Our next Community Clothes Rail is tomorrow (1.00pm - 2.30pm) in our centre at 129d Lodge Lane - this has a 'school uniform' focus, so if you are missing any bits come and have a look!

You can find out about the Oxfam challenge and how to pledge by clicking here.

Friday, 23 August 2019


Scissor / Paper / Stone / Bullet
by Curtis Watt.

This poem was first performed for Dr Maki and Tukwini Mandela on the 11th February 2019, at the Civic Reception hosted by Liverpool City Council and Mandela8 in honour of Nelson Mandela, on the 29th anniversary of his release from prison.

Produced by Liverpool Cinematics, for Mandela8, you can click here to watch Curtis recite the poem.


Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Loving Millennium Green- 2019

Our now annual get together on Millennium Green took place on 15th August on a particularly windy day. It certainly didn't deter volunteers, partners and the community in getting involved in such a wide variety of activities ranging from litter picking, choosing a pre-loved item of furniture, picking a herb to nurture, checking your blood pressure and getting your face or nails painted !!

Some of the comments from the community included:

"Came along to show support  from the community and have met up with some old friends "

"My Kids loved getting their face painted and choosing a plant to take home to their nan"

Partners Day

Last evening we have the pleasure to walk with our partners Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police and Picton Children Centre,  around Smithdown Road and Webster Triangle.

We were in the area to stop Hate Crime and to be visible in the community. We meet with residents and we made good conversation with them about the area, if they feel save and what kind of involvement they want from us.