Cody Dock

Gasworks Dock Partnership is a registered charity and social enterprise formed to act as a vehicle for the community-led regeneration of Cody Dock and our local waterways.

Our aims for Cody Dock include:

  • increasing particpation in Arts and Cultural activities
  • strengthening community cohesion
  • tackling inequality and isolation
  • educating the public about ecology, conservation, environmental studies and sustainable development

Community Garden - Sessions are on Wednesdays 10:30am-3pm
We have plenty of opportunities to develop spaces and habitats helping to transform sites around Cody Dock and the local area by creating or improving communal greenspaces with benches, hanging baskets and signage showing what plants and animals are here. You can also get involved in planting out native trees/shrubs and creating features to promote foraging and habitat for local wildlife. The community gardens require maintenance year-round. These include permaculture, sensory, gravel, food growing, native hedge, and ornamental gardens.

Ecology - Sessions are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10:30am - 3pm
Our environmental team survey and monitor the local environment and ecology, helping to study the importance of the lower Lea valley. This helps us to make informed decisions about our site development and give us the tools to make informed interventions, so we can create new habitats and conserve existing ones! Join us on an intertidal survey, monitor water quality, join a butterfly or bat walk, record bird species or just come and plant a couple of hundred trees!

Cody Makers Craft Workshops, Wednesdays (10am - 12pm - Cost £5) and Thursdays (2pm - 3pm)

Be part of a community of people making things with their hands - what you make is up to you !- learn new skills and meet new people either on-line or face to face (these take palce indoors in small groups with socially distanced protocols in place including their own workstation and tools. 

Dock Restoration and Construction , Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am - 4pm

No previous experience needed - come along and learn new skills and meet new people while helping to restore historic infrastructure and be part of the local legacy to help reactivate the once thriving dock . Please note this activity can include working at a height; use of power tools and working on an uneven surface.

Inclusion Criteria

  • People over 16 years old
  • People with full mental capacity - Cody Dock can ensure their safety and wellbeing during a session however cannot take responsibility for people making their way to/from site or if they decide they would like to leave early for whatever reason
  • People with one or more long-term conditions
  • People who need support with their mental health
  • People who are lonely or isolated
  • People who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Young people under the age of 16 (please discuss with Cody Dock)
  • People with severe and enduring mental health conditions unless it’s part of a package of care and has been discussed between the referrer and Cody Dock
  • People in palliative care unless discussed at point of referral (requires needs assessment first)
  • People who do not want to engage with social prescribing
  • People who are being referred mainly for clinical reasons, eg. Addictions
  • People who require carer support or supervision, unless they bring their carer with them - carers are required to engage and participate.
Service access criteria: People over 16 years old, independent or accompanied by a carer
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
Key words - separate with a comma: Environment, conservation, gardening, ecology