Welcome to the Haven...
Date: 05 July 2013 at 11:00AM
Location: Fishponds, Bristol
The Haven drug and alcohol recovery project in Fishponds, Bristol, is throwing open its gates this Friday – come and experience this fabulous service user led project for yourself!
featuring The Haven in the previous edition of Ourvoice magazine
(reproduced in the current Bristol Food Network 'local food update') we have followed the
project with interest.
Established around five years ago by a group of people seeking
recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, led by the indomitable
Paul and Terry, this hidden acre has been transformed from a
neglected, overgrown tangle of brambles into a series of restful,
therapeutic outdoor spaces for growing, crafting, wildlife watching
Recent additions to The Haven's community include several
chickens and regular visitors in the shape of Paul and Terry's
Service users and staff from AWP's Bristol and South
Gloucestershire specialist drug and alcohol services
took on a growing plot there late last year, creating a small
wildlife pond, wildflower area and raised veg beds as well as
getting involved with the overall project.
This Friday 5th July the Haven gang are
inviting friends, family, colleagues - and anyone else who is
curious about this special place - into The Haven for an open
day. Visitors will be able to explore the space between 11
and 5, during which there will be:
music, wildlife walk, plants for sale, tea & cake, meet
the horses, raffle, relaxation and more...
To find The Haven:
- From the A432 Fishponds Road turn at the Queen's Head into the
B4469 Royate Hill
- Go under the railway viaduct then take the first left into Clay
- Take the first left into Wainbrook Drive
- Follow Wainbrook Drive to the far end
- Go through the metal gates under the viaduct archway and you'll
see The Haven straight ahead.
Local parking is very limited but the nearest bus is the 48/49
to Eastville Park.
If you get lost, don't panic! Phone Julia on 07541