Works start on Upminster Windmill

Storm Imogen braved as we gathered for the photo shoot

Whilst she did her best, storm Imogen was unable to stop the brave group of people that attended the official ground-breaking ceremony at Upminster Windmill on the 8th February 2016. Whilst the wind whipped around them they all managed to raise a smile for the cameras. This Trust awarded a grant of £255,902 towards the new visitor centre which once completed … Read More

Ingrebourne Valley visitor centre opens

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre Inside

The Ingrebourne Valley visitor centre in Hornchurch Country Park finally opened its doors on Saturday 3rd October 2015. Following speeches from our Chairman and other parties, the centre was finally opened by Cllr Melvin Wallace and lolo Williams from BBCs Springwatch. The weather was glorious,  and the visitor centre was busy all day, attracting both young and old from miles around, popping in for … Read More

Rainham ROYALS Youth Centre Officially Reopened

VNTT presentation bench, with the children of lightnin' drama group

On the 18th July 2015, the ROYALS Youth Centre in Rainham was officially reopened by John Cruddas MP, Cllr Robert Benham (VNTT Trustee) and Cllr Melvin Wallace. There were performances from the Essex Marching Corp, who travelled down from Thundersley for the day, the Kryptic Fusion dance crew performed the latest street dancing and the Lightnin’ drama group had everyone … Read More

Pupils of Corbets Tey School blossom

Cllr Robert Benham (l) (VNTT Trustee, Cllr Brian Eagling (r) (Mayor of Havering celebrating the opening of the solar domes with pupils from Corbets Tey School

The pupils of Corbets Tey School will now be able to take part in horticultural lessons in their new solar domes. The Trust gave a grant of £50,500 towards the domes which will provide new and unique, practical  outdoor learning, opportunities for children at the school with complex learning disabilities, as well as others in the community. The domes were officially … Read More

Trust launches new website

Trustees launch Trust's new website

We have just launched our new website. The new website, built in conjunction with Elstree Film Design Limited, has been designed to be both interactive and user friendly and takes users on a tour of both old and new projects supported by the Trust, as well as highlighting the latest Trust news. The short film on the Home page shows just … Read More

Discover Wildspace app launch

Cllr Melvin Wallace at Wybridge Primary School

Monday 16th March saw the launch of a new and exciting wildlife app for Rainham.  A group of 10 – 11 year old children from Whybridge Junior School showed just how easy the app is to use across a wide range of electronic media. By the wonder of time travel, the children were also joined by John Harle, the man … Read More