Skip to content

The Ham Planting and Art Community Project

  • by JW

Proposal to Sidmouth Town Council from Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub and Sidmouth In Bloom,
working with residents of Glenisla Terrace and drawing on skills and volunteer support from the Sid
Valley Biodiversity Group and Friends of The Byes.


The Ham’s a great place to knock a ball about, but otherwise 1s in need of a bit of tlc:

(see photo: Football on The Ham, Sidmouth © David Hawgood :: Geograph Britain and Ireland)


At last month’s Café Scientifique session on the work of the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group, one of the projects talked about was what’s being done on the Ham:

First off was an introduction to plans to enhance the Ham, with Jan Strapp recounting how she’s working with Sidmouth in Bloom and local residents to bring in a richer abundance of plant life to what’s become a rather scrappy area.

Sid Valley Biodiversity Group: projects in the press – Vision Group for Sidmouth


And at this month’s town council meeting on Monday, the Trustees looked at how it is progressing – with the Agenda Item 7 appearing on page 7:


The Ham Planting and Art Community Project July 2020

Microsoft Word – DraftAgenda TRST-100820


Plus more here:

New community garden for Sidmouth – Visit Sidmouth