News

Updates

To be frank, the changing news goes on the noticeboards at the Centre and out through Facebook and Twitter. This page shows more long-term additions to the website.

The online Google calendar is useful source of events fixed for months ahead:

Calendar of events

Heather Hayward

Brisley Centre opened 31 July 2021

The newly built extension at Singleton Environment Centre is now open to offer new space and activities that complement the excellent facilities that have been available in the area for years.

The clever, multi-purpose design, created from shipping containers and wooden clad, provides a flexible space for the community to enjoy, from a family party to a creative workshop, business meeting or an after-school activity.

The project managed by Great Chart with Singleton Parish Council and Singleton Spaces, was funded by £133,200 of S106 development funding, funding from Great Chart with Singleton Parish Council, and fundraising by Singleton Spaces.

To celebrate the opening of the new extension the Centre held an Open Day for the local community with a ribbon cutting by Cllr Heather Hayward. (see above)

Cllr Mathew Forest, Ashford Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture, Tourism and Leisure, said, “This innovative extension is a fantastic addition to the existing facilities and continues the theme of bringing community and nature together in harmony. The additional space will ensure more people can benefit from the community facilities and activitities on offer, in turn providing a boost to health and wellbeing, as well as raising environmental awareness.”

Heather Hayward and Mathew Forest

Wild About Gardens

Singleton Spaces is pleased to announce that following our Bronze award in the Kent Wildlife Trust “Wild About Gardens” competition last year, this year we have been awarded a SILVER award for the grounds at the Centre.

This award is based upon the maintenance of the grounds, the wildlife, the planting, and the overall ecosystem that we try to promote within the grounds.

Congratulations to all of our on site team, and of course the support of our volunteers and partners who help to maintain the site.

Wild About Gardens

Fundraising

The 50:50 Club is now open for subscriptions.

You know we need this… Fundraising

Wild Bee Box

In June 2019 Singleton Environment Centre installed a wild bee box from the “Bee-leeving” project. This is re-wilding and concentrates on the welfare of the bees rather than the commercial aspect of bee-keeping.

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#30DaysWild

The Wildlife Trust stimulates a social media frenzy in June each year with amazing photographs from around the country. Singleton Environment Centre joined in with a poster recording each day.

Read more and see the photos >

Damian Green MP

We are very pleased to have been visited by Damian Green, our local MP, for a familiarisation with the new stewardship of the Singleton Environment Centre and a guided tour by Jenny Tippen of the Ashford Community Woodland.

He also joined our young visitors exploring the wildlife pond.

Damian Green with Sean of KRAG, Charli Wilson, trustee, and John Alexander, centre manager.

Open Day

Our open day was held on 16 June 2018.

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New signs

New Sign

Our new signs have appeared on site.

Ash and coffee grounds

Great for the soil in your garden – bring your own or ask for a bag.
The ash comes from the environmentally-friendly wood-chip boiler.
The coffee grounds come from the Footprints Cafe Bistro.

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