Story by James Woollen
Lucy Melleney has recently joined the Green City Action team, taking over from Hazel as the new Development Manager. Lucy joins Jennie Tibbles, Volunteer Coordinator, and Saskia Baker Project Worker.
Green City Action has allotments at Grimesthorpe and runs many projects from there promoting health and wellbeing, including School for Vegetables, working with local schools so children can visit and get hands on experience growing vegetables and learn about their health benefits.
There is a shared community space at the allotment and Green City Action has a drop in session that runs Thursdays 10-1 where people can grow vegetables, share recipes, share experiences and eat together.
Green City Action also has a tool bank based in Abbeyfield House, a community resource where local people can hire out DIY and gardening tools for a very reasonable price. It’s hoped that this facility will be built on in the future to be able to offer some practical advice and maybe some workshops, empowering people to do it for themselves.
Lucy joined GCA as she is passionate about community involvement, supporting people to be well and healthy and being part of an organisation that aims to promote a healthy community.
Lucy says, future aims include securing funding and continuing moving forward within their existing networks to form new ones as “When you bring people together good things can happen.