Garden Community Room

Garden Community Room

Ashford Borough Council is in the process of bringing a small community hub to Chilmington Green. This venue, approx. 60sqm, will be a meeting point for residents, one of the first community spaces to arrive in the development. Building on the concept of the urban room, the Garden Community Room will respond to a rural setting with activities and programmes created with local people.  

Uniquely there is an opportunity to  make the space off or partially off grid so that sustainable energy sources can be used. Other technologies are being explored including rainwater harvesting and composting toilets. 

Early themes for the programming of the space include:

  • A meeting point for neighbours, organising events and workshops
  • Space to sit with a tea and to learn about the planning of the Garden Community, the early history of the area and its future proposals
  • Craft materials, colourful boards, blocks, upcycled objects etc. for model making, drawing, communicating
  • Further opportunities to engage with sustainable energy production, water management and food growing on the surrounding land

More information to be shared in the coming months on this webpage and via the news section. 

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