Last Saturday’s Hey Clay event, organised by Blooming Whiteway, Throw Grow Sow and supported by housing association Curo, brought together local families for a day of outdoor creativity at Rosewarn Park.

“The idea was to get the community out and into the park, with everyone getting the chance to make a garden they could hold in their hands,” explained Kellie Ostler, an Estates Advisor with Curo’s Community Services Team which supports local initiatives like this event. “With potter’s wheels, clay, cakes and even ponies, thanks to Bath City Farm, it was a really fun day for all involved. Many pots were made and taken away to be fired and they will be reunited with the creators at the next Blooming Whiteway event in May.

Ziah and her pot. Whiteway community event in the park supported by Curo. Photographer Freia Turland

“Curo were delighted to be invited along to take part in the day. We held a drawing competition for the children to design a sign for Rosewarn Park and we gave away around 40 entry forms. It will be great to see the completed designs and we’ll be announcing the winner soon after 6 April. The winner will see their design made into a sign and put up in the park for all to see. They’ll also win £50 of gift vouchers.

“It was really great to see so many children and adults enjoying the park, and coming together as a community.”

Theo Brunn. Whiteway community event in the park supported by Curo. Photographer Freia Turland

Curo provides grants for local community projects and ideas that benefit their customers. Previous grants have included cash to help start a community shop in a village, to subsidising places on holiday football camps for children living in Curo properties.

To find out about Curo Community Grants visit