Wolves Lane Consortium

The Wolves Lane Consortium was officially formed last month.

Ubele along with Crop Drop and Organiclea are now legal partners and ‘stewards’ of the 3 acre site.

This will enable Ubele to build its’ Community Engagement and Development, Leadership Development and Social Business offer at Wolves Lane.

It also means that Ubele is now located on a site which it can support and help create as an example of ‘good practice’.

Solar Panels installed!

We’re excited to report on the result of our Crowdfund last year.

Drakes Renewables, a local business, have installed two arrays for us.  On the boiler house roof (18 panels) shown above and another 13 on the classroom roof. It is a 12.4kW peak system with very high specification panels (possibly a UK first).

It was all connected up late on Thursday 23rd May and generated 272 kW hours – equivalent to saving 107 kg of CO2 and planting nearly half a tree in the first week.

We have a web portal which gives us real time information about what the panels are up to. We plan to have a display which will show in real time how much power we are generating and and our CO2 savings. 

So, we would like to thank all the people who supported our crowdfund!

This will really help the site finances because we will save on our electricity bills and we will receive the Feed in Tariff.  We will use most of the electricity on site, but may consider installing a battery to store electricity we don’t use immediately.

The project also helps the Borough towards its  target to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050.

The project has been a fantastic team effort from the site volunteers, the Ubele Initiative, Crop Drop and Organiclea and we are all very proud of this achievement

Spring 2019 Community Market

Sunday 19th May, 12-5pm

We’re delighted to announce our Spring Community Market  at Wolves Lane Centre.

Join us for an afternoon of celebration with food, music, family activities and market stalls organised by a collection of community organisations!

What to expect? – food – music – plants, seeds and veggies for sale – palm house tours – raffle – family activities – market stalls with crafts, vintage clothes and many more!

If you are interested in having a stall or volunteering at this event, please contact rachel.seghir-barnes@ubele.org

Garden Day 2019

Sunday 12th May 2019, 10.00 – 16.00

Down tools and join us at Wolves Lane as we celebrate Garden Day with a host of green fingered and family friendly activities throughout the day including:

  • Growing and arts and crafts activities for babies and children,
  • Site tours led by growers,
  • Pay what you can community lunch,
  • Scrub Up Wolves Lane – a community gardening session,
  • Dr Bike cycle maintenance workshop
  • Plants and produce on sale
  • and lots more!

Entry is free.

On street parking is available nearby but no parking is possible on site. 

Check back here or on our facebook and instagram for more updates.

Wolves Lane is recruiting!

  1. Are you passionate about creating inclusive community spaces?
  2. Do you want to help make good food accessible to all and build a healthier, more sustainable food culture?
  3. Do you have collaborative organisational skills to make activities happen working with diverse communities?

We are recruiting a Volunteer & Site Coordinator. We are looking for someone to support the volunteers currently involved in refurbishing, developing and running the site, and to help take the Centre to its next phase of operation. As well as developing a comprehensive volunteer programme, you will also need to play a facilities management role on site, identifying works needed and organising appropriate volunteers or contractors. We are looking for someone with the drive to hold wide-ranging responsibilities initially and work with the Consortium members to get a full team of colleagues in place as the scale of activity develops

The role is 21 hours per week, salary: £27,300 pro rata.

For full details and how to apply, click here.
Download the monitoring form here.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 13 May.
Interviews to be held on Friday 17 May.