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Barleylands Education Team Hold First Visits of the Year

Barleylands Education Team Hold First Visits of the Year

Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many children have missed out on the opportunity to take part in educational visits over the past fourteen months. Learning outside the classroom however is a fantastic way to create rich, engaging experiences and bring the curriculum to life for young minds.

The Magic Mushroom Restaurant in Billericay, Essex celebrates its 25th Anniversary

The Magic Mushroom Restaurant in Billericay, Essex celebrates its 25th Anniversary

The Magic Mushroom Restaurant at Barleylands in Billericay, Essex was first opened on 27 May 1996 by Restaurateur Darren Bennett (pictured) and yesterday marked the 25 year anniversary of that day - now that's an achievement!

Perrywood Tiptree's Coffee Shop & Restaurant Team Purchase 130 Fans for Colchester Hospital

Perrywood Tiptree's Coffee Shop & Restaurant Team Purchase 130 Fans for Colchester Hospital

Last week, Perrywood Tiptree delivered 130 new fans to the wards at Colchester Hospital. These were purchased with money collected in tips by the Coffee Shop & Restaurant team. Every year, the team very kindly donate all their tips to charity.

Essex & Suffolk Businesses set to Showcase Allotment Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival

Essex & Suffolk Businesses set to Showcase Allotment Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival

Perrywood Garden Centre is supporting Suffolk based designer and author Lucy Hutchings with her edible allotment garden. It’s an exciting design that will be brought to life at the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival in July.

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Perrywood Garden Centre Reduces CO² Emissions

As part of its sustainability drive, Perrywood Tiptree have worked with CambridgeHOK to install three brand new Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs). These will save an estimated 79 tonnes of CO² emissions a year, which is the equivalent to the average yearly emissions of ten people in the UK.

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Perrywood Tiptree Helps Communities to Get Growing in 2021

Across Essex, we have seen more than ever the joy and therapeutic benefits that gardening can bring to people’s lives. Perrywood aims to get more people growing in 2021. They will be supporting two charities and a community interest company who use gardening to help vulnerable groups, including refugees, the unemployed, adults with mental health issues and children.

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Perrywood Garden Centre Raises Over £10,000 for Charity and Ends the Year with Some Festive Cheer

In spite of 2020 being a challenging year, Perrywood Tiptree has raised over £10,000 for its charities of the year. This year, they are Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity, Kids Inspire and Greenfingers Charity. The funds were raised throughout the year across a range of activities involving staff and customers.

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c2c Celebrates its Local Community Heroes

South Essex train operator c2c has recognised the efforts its community has made during the coronavirus crisis with a Local Heroes awards scheme.

c2c Local Heroes

c2c Local Hero Competition

Nominate your local community hero

We’ve seen great community spirit over the last few months as people have gone above and beyond to help others out during the Coronavirus crisis, and c2c Rail would like to say thank you to those people, but they need your help.

Perrywood Garden Centre Tiptree Donates £350 Worth of Houseplants to Offices at Colchester Hospital

Perrywood Garden Centre Tiptree Donates £350 Worth of Houseplants to Offices at Colchester Hospital!

The Perrywood team visited the offices of Colchester Hospital on Friday with a donation of £350 houseplants. Staff from the hospital were ready and waiting for this special delivery!

Essex Farmers' Markets

Far beyond the glitzy, glamorous streets of Essex, and far past the bustling shops and cultural venues, there lies a wonderfully rural county of working farms and rich agricultural history.