History of events


30/03/11 First meeting of Stromness Allotment and Community Garden Steering Group

27/07/11 Open Public Meeting for Stromness Community Garden project

29/09/11 Constitution of Stromness Community Garden Society (unincorporated association)

12/11/11 Stall at Reducing Energy Growing Green event, Stromness Town Hall

21/11/12 Request to Orkney Housing Association Ltd to lease land at Brownstown Road

21/02/12 Start up funding received from Craigmyle Community (SC001949)

31/03/12 Equipment donated by Orkney Housing Association Limited from their Climate Challenge Fund project Reducing Energy Growing Green

30/04/12 Special General Meeting – proposal for SCIO status

20/05/13 Funding for fencing secured from Stromness Community Council

20/09/12 Planning permission for Browntown Road site granted by Orkney Islands Council

27/10/12 AGM

01/02/13 SCIO status awarded. Change of name to Stromness Community Garden

01/07/13 Lease starts for Browntown Road site (10 years)

24/08/13 Fencing and gates erected (Stromness Community Council grant)

05/09/13 Awards for All Grant awarded!

23/09/13 Entrance and hard standing completed

28/11/13 Shed installed

07/12/13 Special General Meeting

06/10/14 Awards for all access project completed (car park, paths)

22/02/15 AGM

01/06/15 Polytunnel covered and completed

21/02/16 AGM

21/05/16 over £3000 raised at Blue Door Charity shop for the garden

26/02/17 AGM

31/08/17 Submitted Scottish Land Fund application to buy the site (failed)

18/02/18 AGM

19/09/18 New planning permission agreed until 17 September 2023

19/09/18 Grant awarded by Cooke Aquaculture

05/10/18 New site lease signed with OHAL

17/02/19 AGM

17/03/19 Tree planting and site design