We Need Your Help! Vote for Cody Dock Community Forest Garden

Voting is open from the 16th – 26th July

Cody Dock is through to the final round to receive over £12,000 from Newham for a new community forest garden! To make sure we win it, we need your help.

We are planning to build a 70m long brick-lined Forest Garden along the public footpath that runs through Newham’s Lea River Park and Cody Dock.

We will plant fruiting trees, wild flowers, install heritage and ecology information and interpretation boards, seating and new street lighting, work with local schools, community volunteers and young kick starter apprentices.

This permanent installation will replace the temporary timber planter garden that was built by 300 community volunteers in 2012 and which is now beyond reasonable repair.

In addition to making this gateway to the Lea River Park safer and more inviting, this new public garden will provide a resource for ongoing community volunteering, ecology and permaculture studies.

The project will take place at Cody Dock in the ward of Canning Town North and will provide:

• Over 200 community volunteering opportunities for Newham residents

• 4 kickstart apprenticeship placements for young unemployed Newham residents

• A natural carbon sink to help tackle poor air quality and the effects of climate change

• Provide an education resource for local schools and our own citizen science program

• Significant improvements to the public realm

Have a look at our project proposal below:

How to vote

The final round is decided by a public vote on the Newham Co-Create website. If you would like to, instructions on how to vote on the Newham Co-Create website are below:

1. Sign up to Co-Create

In order to vote you’ll need to sign up to Newham Co-Create:

Go to Co-Create site

Click the sign up button in the top right corner and enter your details and create a password.

After you confirm your email, it will ask you a couple of more questions. Fill those in, click ‘complete sign up’ and you’re in. Easy! You should be able to see your name in the top right corner now.

2. Vote for Cody Dock!

In order to vote, scroll down and add the projects which are most important to you to your basket for the value of up to £100,000. To find Cody Dock, scroll down to ‘Cody Dock Community Forest Garden’ and click to add it to your basket.

3. Submit your expenses

You can spend as much or as little of your budget as you like. When you’re happy with your choices, scroll back to the middle of the page and click ‘submit my expenses’.

4. Thank you!

You have just helped Cody Dock get one step closer to a new community forest garden.