Purfleet-on-Thames: Grow Your Own
Sun 13th June 10am – 4pm
Starts: RSPB Rainham Marshes
Ends: High House Production Park
This walk was split into two parts, both meeting at RSPB Rainham Marshes.
The first part of the walk explored the award winning bird sanctuary at RSPB, built on ancient marshland and once used as a firing range it offers spectacular views of Purfleet-on -Thames and was the perfect place for us to reflect on our dreams for a more sustainable community. Living London’s Director Saira Niazi joined us to lead the conversation.
For the second part of the walk we were joined by Inspiral London walkers. We paused at the Beacon for a ‘welcome to Purfleet-on-Thames’ talk with a brief history of the area, and a visit to Heavenly Greens Fruit & Veg based at St Stephen’s Church, before continuing to High House Production Park.
At High House Production Park members of the Purfleet-on-Thames community shared their journeys and local connections, bringing food, recipes and music. Together, we captured our dream for a sustainable community by creating a recipe for Purfleet-on-Thames.
With contributions from Heavenly Greens Fruit & Veg, The Backstage Centre, South Essex College, the High House Community Group and other local groups and in partnership with developers PCRL (Purfleet Centre Regeneration Limited), walkers were invited to this celebratory event on the theme of sustainable communities.