Green Matters

Green Matters is a gardening project aimed at the vulnerable, elderly and disabled residents in Uttlesford, who have lost control of their gardens

Through the deployment of teams of locally sourced volunteers, these gardens will be fully or partially reclaimed, in order to improve local resident’s health and wellbeing and to reduce the risk of trips and falls.

Through contact with our volunteers, our aim is to reduce loneliness and isolation. Increase a sense of connectedness to the local community.  Have a positive effect on mental health and wellbeing in our community.

Project coordinator Mark Ropkins will recruit, train and manage volunteers. They will also carry out risk assessments for each intervention and provide feedback which will be used to monitor the success of the project.

If you know someone who would benefit from Green Matters the contact Mark on

Phone: 01371 878400 / 07841632096


If you would like to be a volunteer and be part of the community gardening project then contact us on

Phone: 01371 878400