The last two weeks have been very busy. From Unity day on the 2nd of August from the Royal Park School consultation this Tuesday, there has been a lot going on.
The Royal Park School site consultation has been a big part of the work at HP Source this summer. Unity day marked the first appearance of Naomi's shiny handmade model of the site. Very professional. Although the weather was miserable, we had a lot of positive responses about the possibility of HP Source taking on the site. I think people really enjoyed designing their own plan for the space. An outdoor cinema, free shop, breastfeeding friendly zone and bicycle repair workshop are just some of the great ideas for potential uses of the site that people came up with.
Another big event of the last few weeks was the Summer Gala! After all the planning and picking up dog poo on the Rosebank in the morning, the event went really well! We had a great turnout and amazing support from local organisations. Although my legs felt like jelly the next day, the bike powered sound system from Reaction Sound System was probably my favorite part of the event. The food provided by the Real Junk Food Project was a close second.
Lastly, Brudenell Primary School has been the lucky host to Hyde Park Source's activities on two occasions this summer. Last Tuesday we had a design day at the Primary School, about permaculture design. It was really nice to have the whole team together, as everyone is rarely in the office at the same time. I learnt a lot about permaculture and the permaculture design process. We returned to Brudenell Primary again this Tuesday with volunteers from Health Education England and the young people taking part in the National Citizenship Program (facilitated by the Youth Point at the Cardigan center). After having the NCP gang on the Rosebank a few weeks ago, it was really good to have the lively bunch back. The goal of the day was to make a start on the sensory path, which after a lot of lugging woodchip around we managed to achieve. I can't wait to see the finished sensory path!
Below are a selection of the many photos taken from the past weeks of Summer madness.