Learn a Little About Our History ...
Chase has a history on Carr House Allotments, going back almost 20 years, firstly as an Allotment Association, then as a Company Limited by Guarantee with Social Aims and Objectives. It is wholy a community-based organisation. Two Directors live locally in Hyde Park; one is a tenant on the Allotment site. Local residents work for Chase.
From 2003 to 2007, in Partnership with the NHS and local schools, up to 600 pupils aged 6-7 attended the site on a weekly basis, benefitting from an introduction to food production.
From 2007 to March 2016, in Partnership with South Yorkshire Probation Trust, over 1000 Offenders served their community sentence at Chase, helping to cultivate and maintain Carr House Allotments. Approximately 400 people from this group achieved a recognised qualification, many for the first time in their lives, as a consequence of Chase’s Accreditation with City & Guilds.
Chase is well respected as a Community and Voluntary Sector Organisation. Over the past 2 ½ years, It has been developing its services for a group of people with learning disabilities.
Although horticulture is the main activity, Chase has hosted Yoga and Dog Training sessions on its premises. The Dog Training especially was a great success.
Open 5 days a week, Chase provides a caring service that is open, transparent and beneficial to its client group. All Chase staff have up to date Enhanced Disclosures from the Criminal Records Bureau. All Safeguarding Policies and Procedures are up to date.
Our community is here to help you learn, make friends and be apart of something great! Here are a few words from our community ...
"The team at CHASE are fantastic! They helped teach our year 4's all about the land and what it can provide them. Thank you and we will be back every year!" — Emily
"CHASE has helped me know more about how to grow fruit and veg" — James