The words “Community” and “Partnership” within our name are important to us, as it carries a strong definition of the area in which we work. One of our projects is the North Fambridge Artwork, which is a trial for a larger project which would involve artwork along all the Crouch Valley Line Stations. The idea stems that the work would reflect what there is to do in the area attractions, as well as community facilities and festivals. Once all the stations are completed there would be a final large piece at Wickford station which will bring all of the project together to form map. As well as the mural, there are additional plans for a leaflet and dedicated webpage.
We have worked closely through Lucy Chipperfield, co-ordinator for Essex Boys and Girls Club, who helped us partner up with DA Latchingdon youth club members. The artist is Scott Irving (who also produced South Woodham Ferrers Artwork) and the work was initially conceived and proposed by Max Dolding. Scott arranged a workshop with the young people to prepare them for using spray paint in a large art piece. Following some initial research from Max, the club members also went out to Blue House Farm, carrying out research about the Essex Wildlife Nature Reserve at North Fambridge, which is beside the River Crouch.
The artwork was completed in one day on 16th June and depicts river scenes, countryside and wild life the bird is a reed warbler. They are produced as if looking through a train window and is in the shelter on the upside platform.