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The garden was opened on 23rd March in recognition of the assistance we have received from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in keeping Springhead going during the pandemic. People visiting enjoyed the warmth of the spring sunshine whilst seeing the beautiful spring bulbs and early blossom in our ornamental lakeside garden. Please keep an […]Read More
Springhead’s listed mill building is the hub of all the Trust’s activities, but the roof is leaking, and its chimneys, gutters and other features are in urgent need of repair. We have already secured nearly two thirds of the restoration costs. The trustees have now launched an appeal for local people and businesses to help […]Read More
November has been an exciting month at Springhead, with plenty of events, activities and funding news. We are particularly delighted to have been awarded a grant of £20,000 by the Garfield Weston Foundation to help us run our charitable activities. As a small charity, this grant will make a big difference to the Trust, and […]Read More
We are looking for a Project Co-ordinator for our new Productive Gardens project. This exciting new project will give more children and local people the chance to get involved in growing and eating organic produce. There will be four main strands to the project: Growing and harvesting produce including vegetables from the kitchen gardens, fruit […]Read More
Springhead has significantly reduced both its carbon footprint and energy costs, through a range of new energy saving installations.
20 secondary glazing units, 139 high efficiency LED lights, and a range of roof, ceiling and floor insulation have been installed with funding from Low Carbon Dorset as part of the European Regional Development Fund, and the BA Carbon Fund.
The hydro turbine helps us reduce our carbon footprint, by generating renewable electricity.Accumulating weeds, leaves and sticks have been clogging up the system which has at times resulted in it being shut down. Now, thanks to two grants, we have been able to install a new sluice gate to deal with this problem, and to help regulate the flow of water.Read More