One place, 3 partners, endless opportunities

A vibrant new destination for everyone

The Southside Project is a groundbreaking initiative which will transform 35 acres of green space south of the river in Hereford. It will open up a wide range of opportunities for local residents of all ages and will be a space where the community can connect.

Operating from an environmentally-friendly and accessible building, The Southside Project will offer sports pitches, market gardens for the local community and schools, plus an affordable cafe and cookery school which will make use of the fresh produce grown on site. There will be a wide programme of activities, plus the creation of new jobs and volunteer roles. The project will be supported through the Government's Stronger Towns' Fund as it was part of Hereford's successful bid for £22.4m to support 15 projects which all aim to create a greener, fairer city.

Overview

The project will transform the pitches currently used by Belmont Wanderers FC plus three fields situated behind them.

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Partners

The Southside Project has been developed by the community, for the community. It has been brought to life by three local partners.

Belmont Wanderers FC

The football club has been running from the site for 12 years, building a following, engaging young people and maintaining the grounds.

Growing Local

An established Herefordshire organisation which works closely with local schools, families and individuals on gardening, growing produce, learning cookery skills and sharing meals.

NMITE

Hereford's new university which focuses on practical, hands-on learning.

The Opportunity

The Southside Project will create an exciting space for everyone in the community, offering plenty of things to do as well as a place to relax.

Football & multi-sports pitches including 3G pitch, additional grass pitches, plus training courses.

Market gardens for the local community and schools plus gardening workshops, horticultural training & local veg box scheme.

An affordable cafe and cookery school using fresh produce grown on site.

A programme of activities for all ages e.g. gardening, holiday clubs, cookery sessions, sports.

New jobs & volunteering opportunities.

Inside The Southside Project

The project will operate from an environmentally-friendly and accessible building. It will house many new community facilities, including an affordable cafe, changing rooms and toilets.

Get Involved

Come along to one of our events to find out more, ask questions and share your thoughts:

Community
Information Evening

Tuesday 17 May

18:30 - 20:00

Hear about the plans, ask questions & meet the partners.

The Kindle Centre, Belmont Road, HR2 7JE

Walk & Talk

Friday 13th May

11:00am - 11:30am

Take a guided walk around the site.

Meet at carpark, Belmont pitches, HR2 7BF

Walk & Talk

Wednesday 25th May

5:45pm - 6:15pm

Take a guided walk around the site.

Meet at carpark, Belmont pitches, HR2 7BF

Belmont Wanderers' Festival

Sunday 29th May

9:00am - 5:00pm

Visit our stall and chat with the team.

Meet at carpark, Belmont pitches, HR2 7BF

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