Remembering George - in memory of Mr George Scattergood (click or tap above link to go to memorial page).
Thistles Market Garden Ltd   Sutterton, Lincolnshire, UK

Welcome to

Thistles Station Road, Sutterton, Boston PE20 2JX Lincolnshire Manager: Liz Judge Telephone: 01205 461286 Mobile: 07827 336276 thistles.enquiries@hotmail.com
Local Weather & Information
www.ThistlesMarketGarden.net
Our mission - is to improve the quality of life for adults with a learning disability through providing daily purposeful activities in horticulture where they can thrive, grow in confidence and integrate into the local community in a happy and safe learning environment.
‘ Your Choice ~ Your Life ‘
Our Values - at Thistles we believe that: People are disabled by a society that fails to accommodate their individuality Horticulture provides a valuable opportunity for therapy and personal development All people can contribute economically and socially in the right circumstances Promoting respect between one another creates the best environment for everyone
What we do - Thistles Market Garden is a venue for adults with a learning disability that provides daily purposeful activities in horticulture, in order to encourage skills and development and to promote social inclusion and self esteem. Thistles is based on an acre of land, 8 miles south of the market town of Boston, situated just on the outskirts of the pretty village of Sutterton. The village is served by a regular bus service from both Boston and Spalding. History - Thistles was first established in 2002 under the umbrella of Lincolnshire County Council and Social Services. It has been operating as an independent charitable co-operative social enterprise since 2015 with the support of Mr George Scattergood - who enabled Thistles to remain on the site. He generously provided land for Thistles use, at a peppercorn rent. George and his wife Jessie took a keen interest in the development of Thistles and continuance of the much needed and valued service it provides. Thistles were so pleased when George and Jessie officially opened their new building on 23rd July 2019. George (R.I.P. ) is greatly missed at Thistles but we are still gratefully supported by Jessie and family. Thistles Manager Liz Judge, has been involved at Thistles for more than 15 years and is supported by a small dedicated team of staff and volunteers - including members of the Management Committee.
Management Committee: John Marshall (Chairman) Sarah Nash (Secretary/Treasurer) Tony Clarke David Young Rachel Bowser Cheryl Gratton Bianca Lane
Thistles Reg. Company number: IP031461 Regulated by the FCA Reference: 31461R - under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. HMRC Charities Ref. No. ZD03863 The charitable objects of Thistles Market Garden are: To promote social inclusion for public benefit, by preventing people with disabilities in South Lincolnshire becoming socially excluded; meeting the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society, by the provision of training and purposeful work related experience in horticulture and gardening, to raise their confidence and self-esteem.
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Opening Hours and Payments The cost per person per day to attend Thistles is £50 including transport to and from the service, however, there will be a discount of £13 for those who do not require transport. Monday - Friday 9.00am - 3.30pm To access Thistles you will require a direct payment. There is support available for those who wish to apply for this via your social worker, Penderels Trust and ourselves.
© Thistles Market Garden Ltd 2020
HMRC Charities Ref. No. ZD03863
Find us on facebook
@ThistlesSutterton
Latest… Thistles re-opened with a restricted service on 1st September. Unfortunately the updated guidelines and risk assessment mean that our service will be suspended for the period 5th November - 2nd December 2020!
Thistles Market Garden Ltd   Sutterton, Lincolnshire, UK

Welcome to

Thistles Station Road, Sutterton, Boston PE20 2JX Lincolnshire Manager: Liz Judge Telephone: 01205 461286 Mobile: 07827 336276 thistles.enquiries@hotmail.com
Local Weather & Information:
Management Committee: John Marshall (Chairman) Sarah Nash (Secretary / Treasurer) Tony Clarke David Young Rachel Bowser Cheryl Gratton Bianca Lane
Our mission - is to improve the quality of life for adults with a learning disability through providing daily purposeful activities in horticulture where they can thrive, grow in confidence and integrate into the local community in a happy and safe learning environment.
Our Values - at Thistles we believe that: People are disabled by a society that fails to accommodate their individuality Horticulture provides a valuable opportunity for therapy and personal development All people can contribute economically and socially in the right circumstances Promoting respect between one another creates the best environment for everyone
What we do - Thistles Market Garden is a venue for adults with a learning disability that provides daily purposeful activities in horticulture, in order to encourage skills and development and to promote social inclusion and self-esteem. Thistles is based on an acre of land, 8 miles south of the market town of Boston, situated just on the outskirts of the pretty village of Sutterton. The village is served by a regular bus service from both Boston and Spalding. History - Thistles was first established in 2002 under the umbrella of Lincolnshire County Council and Social Services. It has been operating as an independent charitable co-operative social enterprise since 2015 with the support of Mr George Scattergood - who enabled Thistles to remain on the site. He generously provided land for Thistles use, at a peppercorn rent. George and his wife Jessie took a keen interest in the development of Thistles and continuance of the much needed and valued service it provides. Thistles were so pleased when George and Jessie officially opened their new building on 23rd July 2019. George (R.I.P. ) is greatly missed at Thistles but we are still gratefully supported by Jessie and family. Manager Liz Judge, has been involved at Thistles for more than 15 years and is supported by a small dedicated team of staff and volunteers - including members of the Management Committee.
Thistles Reg. Company number: IP031461. Regulated by the FCA Reference: 31461R - under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. HMRC Charities Ref. No. ZD03863 The charitable objects of Thistles Market Garden are: To promote social inclusion for public benefit, by preventing people with disabilities in South Lincolnshire becoming socially excluded; meeting the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society, by the provision of training and purposeful work related experience in horticulture and gardening, to raise their confidence and self-esteem.
Touch or click for larger map.
Opening Hours and Payments The cost per person per day to attend Thistles is £50 including transport to and from the service, however, there will be a discount of £13 for those who do not require transport. Monday - Friday 9.00am - 3.30pm To access Thistles you will require a direct payment. There is support available for those who wish to apply for this via your social worker, Penderels Trust and ourselves.
© Thistles Market Garden Ltd 2020
Find us on facebook
@ThistlesSutterton
Latest… Thistles re-opened with a restricted service on 1st September. Unfortunately the updated guidelines and risk assessment mean that our service will be suspended for the period 5th November - 2nd December 2020!
‘ Your Choice ~ Your Life ‘
Remembering George - in memory of Mr George Scattergood (click or tap above link to go to memorial page).