Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Welcome

Lawrence Weston Community Farm is a community-managed project that aims to improve the quality of life for local people.

We do this by working with members of the local community and other groups to provide exciting and inclusive activities, as well as a safe, free, green community space. The farm wants to provide a supportive environment in which people can flourish and contribute positively to their community.

Covid19

Farm temporarily closed to the public between Monday 23rd March and Monday 4th May 2020

After careful consideration, and in the light of current Government guidance regarding Covid 19, we have reluctantly decided to temporarily close the farm to the public from Monday 23rd of March until Monday 4th May, subject to review in mid April. During this period all of our groups, activities, events, courses, sales and room bookings will be suspended and volunteers and placements will not be attending the farm. This is a temporary measure and the farm will open again as soon as possible. The recruitment for the Community Farm Worker (Sundays) post below is still going ahead.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

Job Vacancy

Community Farm Worker (Sundays)

We are seeking to recruit a Sunday Community Farm Worker (7hrs a week on Sundays).
Salary £15,870 pro rata
This is an exciting opportunity to join our Sunday team, delivering farming based activities that help to meet the needs of local young people. We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic, approachable and motivated person who will undertake duties including:

  • Supporting young people between 12 and 18 years old to engage in, and benefit from, community farming activities
  • Ensuring the smooth running of the farm on Sundays
  • Routine animal care
  • Helping ensure the farm is a welcoming and safe environment for our visitors and beneficiaries.
  • Please download the following items and read them carefully before completing your application:


    Covering Letter
    Job Description
    Person Specification
    Application Guidelines
    Application Form
    Monitoring Form

    Please complete and return the Application Form and Monitoring Form by email office@lwfarm.org.uk or post by: Friday 10th April 2020 5pm

    Interviews will be held on Friday 24th April 2020

    The recruitment for this post is still going ahead as planned

    For any questions regarding the post please contact Ian Fielder Volunteer & Livestock Co-ordinator on 01179381128 or ian@lwfarm.org.uk

    Wessex Water and the North Bristol Relief Sewer

    Wessex Water are constructing a new relief sewer from Lawrence Weston to Cribbs Causeway. Work will take place on the green space in front of the farm, and in our car park. Wessex Water will be providing a temporary car park on the green space and the farm will be open as normal throughout the process. If you'd like to find out more, please follow this link.

    New Volunteer Cabin Appeal

    Our Volunteer Cabin has well and truly had its day and suffered further damage during the recent storm. We would love to replace it with a customised container that would provide a warm, comfortable, rest place for our hard working volunteers. However, this costs money! The total cost to remove and replace the ancient cabin is £14000. We have already raised £7500 - so we need to raise a further £6500. Please help! You can donate through our Total Giving page here. All donations will be very gratefully received.


    Volunteer Cabin

    The 5 Ways to Wellbeing were developed by the New Economic Foundation as a way of improving our mood and how we feel about ourselves. Visiting and volunteering on the farm can enable you to achieve all of these and help you on the way to feeling good about yourself and the world.

    Connect... feeling close to and valued by people and your wider community is vital to feeling happy. When you volunteer at the farm you become a valued member of our team and also have the chance to meet new people and make new friends. You could meet up at the farm with a friend or reach out to someone you know who might be lonely. Have a stroll around the farm and see the seasons change and see the animals.

    Be Active... regular physical activity can lower rates of anxiety and depression. Volunteering outside at the farm whether it is looking after the animals, gardening or maintenance gets you outside in the fresh air, sunshine and nature.

    Take Notice... becoming aware of your surroundings and being present in the moment enhances your wellbeing. You can do this at anytime, but the farm can be a beautiful place to practice being present.

    Keep learning... continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and boosts self confidence. There is lots of opportunity for learning at the farm, either informally through carrying out tasks, or on one of our courses or our fun holiday activities.

    Giving... participating in community projects and giving your time can really improve your sense of wellbeing. By volunteering at the farm, you are taking an active role in your community and being part of something meaningful.

Lawrence Weston Community Farm
Saltmarsh Drive
Bristol
BS11 0NJ

0117 938 1128

office@lwfarm.org.uk

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Opening times

9.30am - 4.30pm

Closed on Mondays, but open for Bank Holiday Mondays.

Registered Charity No: 1046563. Company No: 03040752.

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