Ebbsfleet Citizen Archive
Ebbsfleet Citizen Archive is a community-led project capturing and preserving the varied stories and histories of the people and places of Ebbsfleet, Greenhithe, Swanscombe, and Northfleet, as the area goes through a significant moment of change.
Co-created by artists, historians and residents, the dual digital and physical archive will bring local people together to explore Ebbsfleet’s unique historic and contemporary identity through objects, sounds, videos and photographs, collected by and from residents past, present and future. At the core of the project, a team of volunteer Citizen Archivists will work closely with artists, historians, and archivists to explore the people, stories and histories of the area and learn the practical and creative skills needed to create an archive for the whole community.
Intro to Archives: Sat 16 September, Tue 19 September, Sat 30 September & 7 October
Skills Sessions: Sat 7 October, Sat 14 October, Sat 21 October, Sat 2 December
Local History Walks: Sun 17 September, Sun 24 September, Sun 1 October, Sun 15 October
Ebbsfleet Handbook Workshops with Lu Williams: Sat 23 September, Thu 2 November, Sat 18 November
Traffic Monitoring Underway
Traffic monitoring is underway at Whitecliffe – an important way to measure how sustainable travel measures are performing, and inform how we can best continue to support our residents with regard to pedestrian, cycle and road safety.
Students help with parks design
With support from Cement Fields and Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, it was great to see students from Ebbsfleet Academy and North Kent College on-site at Whitecliffe, helping design our parks.
Principal Artist Callout!
Henley Camland is inviting expressions of interest for a Principal Artist commission for Alkerden. Francis Knight has been appointed by Henley Camland to lead on the programme for Alkerden Major Urban Park.
To view the brief and make an EOI visit francisknight.co.uk/
Work underway ahead of next public art install
Work is now taking place near the Southfleet Road roundabout, ahead of the installation of the next piece of public art at #Whitecliffe. ‘Explosion’ by artist @Jess_LloydJones, is inspired by a calcite crystal and explosion of energy. We're all looking forward to seeing this in place.
“Kent's new garden city is really bringing everyone together"
Kent Messenger Reporter Megan Carr spent a day at Ebbsfleet Garden City and here is her article about life at Castle Hill…..
Foraging Pigs arrive!
A further piece of public art is now in place at Whitecliffe. 'Foraging Pigs' by Andy Hazell is inspired by the pigs that once foraged in Swanscombe Woods.
Creative Wellbeing Event
A great day of free fun activities for all on Saturday 17 July, 12-6pm at the Castle Hill Village Green and Tennis Courts.
Grow Your Own?
During the last year the importance of outdoor space has really come to the fore. We're interested to hear from anyone who would really like to grow their own fruit and vegetables and would like to lease an allotment space. Please register your interest via email to: email@example.com, subject 'allotment'.
Sculpture Taking Shape
The Homecoming sculpture, one of the public art pieces at Whitecliffe, is progressing well. Artist, Laurence Edwards, has shared this latest fabrication picture. It depicts a Norman soldier coming back from the continent to his home at the Norman fort at Ebbsfleet. Installation is planned for the Summer. This sculpture was chosen by local people and we know many have been asking about its progress.
New Security Patrol On Site
SGC Security is now taking over security at Whitecliffe. Two new vehicles will be regularly patrolling the development.
Craylands Gorge footbridge reopens
The footbridge in Craylands Gorge reopens tomorrow (11 March) following demolition of the old condemned bridge and construction of the new land bridge. This connects Swanscombe Heritage Park to Greenhithe, supporting this important ecological corridor.
New Mental Health Service Launched
Togetherall, a new free mental health service moderated by professionals and funded by @ebbsfleetdc, is now available 24/7, free of charge for all residents.
Click here to register and find out more information.
Shepherd Neame confirms pub and hotel is going ahead
Great news for residents at Whitecliffe, as Brewer Shepherd Neame has reaffirmed it still wants to set up a pub and hotel and hopes to break ground in the next 12 months. See more information here.
Public Art Explosion at Castle Hill
Artist Jenny Wickford's 'rare plants' contemporary artwork is being installed today – 3 June – in the Village Centre at Castle Hill. This piece was inspired by the seed pods of the Lathyrus Major that once grew in Swanscombe Woods, connecting the new village with its woodland past. It is the first of a series of four pieces of public art by different artists to be installed in Castle Hill. For more information on this piece, click here.
Let's Keep Everyone Safe
As Spring blooms, the days become longer and school holidays begin, please remind our young people that building sites are not playgrounds. Let's keep everyone safe….
2,600 Homes in Ashmere Begin Construction