What We Do

Wellbeing At Garon Park is a CIO with the purpose of providing sustainable facilities that can be used to improve local health and wellbeing, as well as enhancing the beauty, biodiversity and environmental value of the 30-acre Garon Park site in Southend on Sea.

The anchor feature is the wellbeing trail which includes multipurpose pathways for cycling, running, walking and wheelchair access. The trail be used by 100s and act as a hub for community and wellbeing initiatives, including the Nature and Art Trails. There will be path seating and shelters at feature points around the wellbeing site for:

  • Rest and reflection
  • Enjoyment of vista points
  • Relaxation in the Sensory Garden
  • Enjoyment of the Nature Pond

We also plan to develop:

  • A Forest School
  • A Community Garden for gardening experiences, achievement and social interaction
  • An Orchard majoring on native Essex species of fruit trees
  • An Outdoor Gym
  • An Arts & Crafts centre

For those wanting to develop their practical woodworking skills we have the Garon Park Shed open and ready for use.  And, of course, our Clubhouse will be open for all those who want to meet and seat!

The Charity’s Object as stated in our Constitution

To assist charities and charitable bodies working for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Borough of Southend on Sea and surrounding areas by providing and maintaining secure and private facilities:

a) to promote and protect the good physical, mental and sensory health of the residents; and/or

b) for the recreation or other leisure time occupation of those residents who have need of such facilities by reason of their health, infirmity or disablement in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving their conditions of life.

Purpose

  • Provide sustainable facilities at Garon Park that can be used to improve local health and wellbeing outcomes via community self-help
  • Enhance the beauty, biodiversity and environmental value of the Garon Park site
  • Develop and maintain the internal systems and workforce that ensure that Garon Park is a safe, caring environment for all children, young people and adults, regardless of their individual needs
  • Work in partnership with local organisations to ensure that the value and use of the facilities at Garon Park is maximised
  • Monitor, Evaluate and Learn (MEL) from site activity by users of Garon Park to:
    • ensure we have a positive impact on the physical, mental and sensory health of local residents
    • develop new facilities and enhance existing ones in line with local community needs
  • Provide a range of best practice volunteering opportunities

 

Care

We will provide sustainable facilities that improve local health and wellbeing outcomes via self-help

We will act as a catylyst for the local community to enhance pride, resilience and self-sufficiency

We will ensure that we protect and enhance the local ecology and environment of the Garon Park site

We will provide creative solutions that meet local community needs and deliver value for money

Integrity

We will reflect the principles and objectives of the wellbeing@garonpark charity in what we do

We will act with respect, honesty, truthfulness and accuracy

We will behave in an ethical way

We will ensure that we are seen as dependable and reliable in our relationships

Compassion

We will support community self-help to sustain physical, mental or emotional wellbeing

We will be sensitive to and act upon the stated needs of the local community

We will show perseverance, patience, tolerance, warmth and resolve

We will act in an altruistic way

Co-operation

We will act for the common good and mutual benefit of the local community and the groups that represent it

We will partner with other groups and organisations where we can achieve a better outcome

We will show fairness, justice and courtesy to others

We will act in a rational, realistic and flexible way

Wellbeing @ garon park

Develop & maintain facilities to support Health & Wellbeing activities at Garon Park

Co-ordinate the booking of facilities at the Garon Park site

Co-ordinate the volunteer force supporting the Garon Park site

Community Groups

Organise activities to exploit the facilities at Garon Park

Set goals for Health & Wellbeing outcomes and monitor progress

Manage community group membership and activities