Green Roof Shelter

The Green Roof Shelter
Summer 2016

Green Roof Shelter’s green roofed containers provide a selection of simple, robust, small buildings, each planted with species for nectar loving bees, butterflies and insects, and providing habitat and nesting opportunities for birds, bats, and a large variety of invertebrates. The re-used shipping container has travelled in excess of 50,000 miles and is now the Newington Big Local Community Hub/Office.

To contact Newington Big Local office, telephone: 01843 589448 or email Cara the Community Development Officer on

Newington Community Savers- A branch of Kent Savers Credit Union here every Wednesday 11:00-13:00 or you can give us a call and book an appointment on the number above.

EDF Energy Advice- Free drop in for advice on energy related debts and bills. This is for any energy customers. This will be held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Green Roof Shelter from 10 - 12 noon.

Located in the grounds of St Christopher's Church and made from a wildlife friendly converted shipping container it will serve as an office for the Big Local and also Newington Community Savers, a new credit union. The container has been clad with recycled wood and has a sedum planted roof with meadow plants to encourage bees and ladybirds also several bug hotels. for more information see link below: