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Happy seven years to Riverside House! Delighted that ECT has been able to support you on your journey, at least during the last couple of years!Today Riverside House is seven years old! On the summer solstice of 2015 I decided to start this project - fools rush in! In many cultures, aged seven is recognised as being a developmental milestone and the child has a burgeoning awareness of becoming a differentiated, distinctive, separated individual - this is certainly poignant in seeing how our own children change at this time. Maybe it is the same for organisations? Certainly there have been lots of 'growing pains': there has been plenty of vandalism, including building materials; my car was set alight along with adjacent tool storage and equipment; there has been a 'turf war' where I was physically threatened several times; we were 'kicked off' the site for 9 months by the then landowner; and there has been a concerted attempt to 'take down' the organisation, as well as many other trials and tribulations over the last seven years, especially including the huge collective effort in transforming a fly tipped, heroin needled, impenetrable urban wilderness. Certainly the project is now maturing and the first phase is very close to completion. We will now finish off the paths with self binding gravel ready for the Glass Festival in August with a long awaited opening to the local community. This is certainly a blossoming of the organisation and a transitioning to the next phase and considering we started with nothing - no money, no resources and no promise of certainty of succeeding, it is an achievement. With our committed and dedicated team, partners, funders, stakeholders and supporters, together we are creating something that is way surpassing any expectations. A happy summer solstice and a big thank you for everyone who has and continues to make this happen...

...there will be cake!
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Happy seven years to Riverside House! Delighted that ECT has been able to support you on your journey, at least during the last couple of years!

Two Trustee posts being sought for ECT - if you have knowledge of the West Midlands or Colchester areas that would be a particular advantage, however it is not a prerequisite. Please do get in touch if you'd like to hear more! ...

Deadline day tomorrow for the next ECT Funding Round! ...

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Morph agrees that the refurbished pond at Willsbridge Mill is fantastic!What a day!
Thank you so much to all who attended the cutting of the ribbon by Peter Lord and Morph yesterday.
Was so lovely to see all who contributed to the project and is looking fantastic with the bloom of growth in the June sun.
Thanks once again to Enovert for their funding of this big project and continued support.
Very pleased to say the pond area and new jetty and steps is now open!
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Morph agrees that the refurbished pond at Willsbridge Mill is fantastic!

Deadline for next funding round THIS Friday 17 June (changed from 25 June). ...

Great seeing this project continuing to development - so much self-help and volunteering involved. Hugely impressive. ...

Great seeing this project continuing to development - so much self-help and volunteering involved. Hugely impressive.Image attachmentImage attachment
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