How exciting, we’ve been featured in Locality’s blog as a place to visit this Spring.

The Locality network is for organisations that believe in the power of local communities to build a fairer society, and bring local people together to meet local needs. They have over 550 members across the country all supporting local people in a local area.

Here’s what they say about Hardie Park in their blog

Bulbs are peeping out all over Hardie Park in Stanford-le-Hope in Essex – a family park and open space managed by local residents for the benefit of the whole community. Where there was once an unloved park with out of date and broken equipment, frequent arson attacks and broken gates, there’s now a great café, toilets, children’s play area, Men’s Shed, pétanque rink, skate park, garden, BMX track and trim trail, all thanks to the persistence and dedication of local people who quite literally unlocked the power of their community! They also host an array of events – their annual Easter egg hunt (this year on 31 March) attracts over 3,000 people! But if chocolate’s not your thing how about their Sausage and Cider event on 8 April or Classic Car and Crafts day a week later – something for everyone!

For access to further information regarding projects, members and Locality’s work here’s the link to their website. 

Locality is the national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations, working together to help neighbourhoods thrive.

Contact details: Hardie Park Café, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 0PB Phone: 01375 402182 or 07803 295374 Email: Twitter: Facebook: