Community initiatives

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We run a number of clubs and projects to ensure our neighbourhoods are vibrant and pleasant places to live in.

Gardening clubs

Join a gardening club and take pride in your estate. You'll maintain communal areas, build community spirit and stay healthy.

Sustainable living projects

A team of volunteers have introduced greenery, vertical gardening and home-grown vegetables at 2 of our urban developments in Norwich; Cotman Fields and Parmentergate Court. The communities now enjoy a fresh supply of seasonal vegetables, fruit and herbs.

The projects build a stronger community: children learn about food production and customers from different ages are encouraged to work together.

The projects are co-founded by a customer and a local social entrepreneur with funding from external partners UnLtd and Fosters.

Community luncheon club

The club gives older people the opportunity to meet others and use the excellent facilities at our sheltered scheme in Bowthorpe, Norwich. It's for all retired people - not just our own residents. The club meets twice a week and is led by a hard-working, reliable team of volunteers.

Want to come along?

Please contact our Support Services Team for further information. Tel 01603 731696 or

"Changing lives, strengthening communities"

This partnership aims to provide a holistic approach to issues such as worklessness, health, learning and money.

It's led by Cotman and Orbit East and includes organisations such as Norwich City Council, Flagship Housing, Broadland Housing Group, Guinness Housing Trust, Saffron Housing Trust, South Norfolk Council, Lovell, Job Centre Plus, Norwich City College, Norfolk Adult Education plus many more.

For further information contact us on 01603 731656 or email

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"The best thing about gardening projects is that there is something for everyone, regardless of ability."
Richard Southwood, co-founder of resident-led community gardening group The Fifth Quarter
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