Our projects have been formed by our community via conversations, strolling around with complete strangers picking up lazy people’s rubbish, but strangely enjoying the time spent, everything we do is about being nice and sharing, and all projects are aimed at the heart of our park, local community and the wellbeing of the local area.

The goal over the next year is to install several features and landscaped areas, a pergola and sensory garden, which we hope will create some nice places to relax, enjoy, read a book or talk to a stranger.

The plans are to create an inclusive and exciting space to enjoy the outdoors.

Through these and other projects we have teaching and learning running alongside all our activities.

The funds raised so far have been from community events held throughout 2018, local supermarkets and businesses support and in early 2019 we successfully applied for and received a pocket park grant to facilitate some of our plans and goals.

The backbone of our projects:

Health and wellbeing
Social isolation
Community cohesion
Having fun with the locals

Before and After paid for reports:

We have undertaken two reports, which will be repeated once all the projects are completed.

Understanding the existing Biodiversity and wildlife around the grounds, discovering where and how we can help the existing nature around the grounds and where it will be safe/sensible to introduce new elements and features to the grounds.

These will be accompanied with before and after pictures

Community involvement

It is our aim to hold local competitions for the design of each section, with a structured guide to allow independent designs whilst encompassing the overall natural walk through consistency. As each competition closes members will discuss and design the design.

Professional advice

It is our aim to employ professional advice only when the friends lack professional knowledge or skill sets in specific areas required.

Schedule:

We are expecting by sept 2019 at least 65% of the grants projects to be completed with the final section of grant projects completed when the café is handed over and a container is installed. There are projects on our action list that will take longer.

Ongoing costs and upkeep:

It is our goal to create a dedicated volunteer gardening crew that will look after the areas we create, to do this will involve costs. It is our intention to use profits from the café and sponsorship opportunities to enable a safe financial footing ongoing.

Education

Once the projects are in place it our intention to use the grounds to teach and educate locals, we also intend to employ a trainee gardener which will help prepare these people for future full time employment in this field. The education from the older volunteers can empower the younger people with invaluable knowledge. we have teaching and learning running alongside all our activities.

View some of our projects on the right or click here for ONGOING PROJECTS

 

  • Sensory Garden

    Sensory Garden

    In September 2019 the opening of a new community café, on the site of the existing disused toilet block, adjacent to the bus garage, will be taking place. There are now additional plans for the installation of a beautiful sensory garden around the café area.
    Start date:March 2019 End date:October 2019
    4200.00 Raised
    9600.00 Goal

What we do is healthy, rewarding and fun, we are positive, proactive and respectful to all 

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