News & Events

Thankyou to our funders!!

A HUGE thanks to the funding we receive, we work tirelessly to improve our playground for our community!

Grundon have supported The Vench to install a new trampoline, a new hot water system for our community building, a new pizza oven in our kitchen garden and rebuild our enterance ramp, ensuring we can be accessible to everyone. Many thanks to Enovert Community Trust and Grundon Ltd for all the support!!

Here is some lovely photos of our young volunteers at our play session today modelling our new equipment. 💃🏿🤸✨🌈

Meet our new trampoline !

This summer The Vench welcomed a new friend to our adventure playground, a brand new Trampoline! We want to say a big thanks to GRUNDON, for supporting us with the funding for this!

At the Vench, our previous trampoline required our young people to climb a ladder, meaning it wasn’t always possible for some of our young people to easily use it. Thankfully, our new Trampoline is at ground level meaning it is much more accessible for all who wish to bounce! Our children and young people are inventing new ways to play, developing new large motor skills and being active, which is just what we wanted.


The Vench will be closed for one week from this Wednesday 22nd until Wednesday the 29th.
We are closing due to staff shortages, and staff training! We’re sorry for any inconveniences this may cause.
We are still open this evening for Cooking Club 4.30-6 and tomorrow for our Afterschool Play & Supper sessions 3.30-6 ! 🤩
We will then be back open Thursday 30th !!

Youth Capoeira sessions!

Tonight at Youth we will be beginning our Capoeira sessions! Wahooo!
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. Lessons will be held by a familiar face, our play worker Diana (see in photo) alongside other experienced Capoeira artists!
Come along 4.30-6pm.
All levels are welcome, including beginners (just like our Playworker Alice – seen in photo)
This session is a Creative Youth Network & Vench collaboration.

See you there!!

Cooking volunteers we need you !

Are you a foody with some extra time on your hands to help feed the Lockleaze community?  Are a secret chef connoisseur looking for a place to try out some new recipes? Or maybe you just want to enjoy some time in the kitchen with our lovely team at The Vench! Come and volunteer on our the cooking […]