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A Picnic Area for Meadow Well Residents

Funded on Spacehive 9 December 2021 Delivered 30 June 2023

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A Picnic Area for Meadow Well Residents

Meadow Well Connected By Meadow Well Connected

We want to transform a run-down area to the side of our gardens into an open access picnic area with seating and improved sports court for families & young people to enjoy.

North Shields Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 09 Dec 2021!

Our project is to transform an existing area from a run down space which can be the focus for anti-social behaviour such as arson, to a safe, welcoming, green space for picnics and play which families and young people can enjoy together. We will update the existing sports courts and open out this space to create a new picnic area with large picnic tables and play equipment for toddlers. We will improve the paths and make use of the existing pergolas & bridge with insect-friendly planting where children can watch butterflies, bees & other bugs. The space will be a safe area where people can enjoy the outdoors and come together socially. There will be spaces to sit and spaces to play. The area will be open access for people to enjoy all year round. We know how important being outside and being with others is, this new space will enable people of all ages to do that, creating a new attractive green area that is good for people & the environment.

What we'll deliver:

  • Install 5 large picnic tables
  • Improve the access and planting around the picnic area
  • Create clear and accessible path to the area
  • Repair and improve the sports court & install new basketball hoops
  • Install 2 small play items for toddlers to enjoy (repurposing existing safe play surface)

Why it's a great idea:

People living near the centre will have a new space they can use to meet safely outside with friends and family. Young people will be able to use the space to meet with friends and play games on the sports court. Local children will be able to play football, basketball or other games which just need a bit of space. The environment will benefit from improved, insect-friendly planting which in turn will reduce carbon emissions. Our bees will have new flowers to collect nectar from, which in turn will help our partners Pure Buzzin, with their Community Bee-keeping project. There will be opportunities for groups and individuals to volunteer to help maintain the area longer term.

Steps to get it done:

  • Clearing the site and removing the derelict shelter
  • Updating the sports court
  • Installing picnic tables
  • Installing new play equipment
  • Completing the planting and landscaping behind the picnic area
  • Improving the front signage and pathways to the new picnic area

Location North Shields

About the space



North Tyneside Council

How will the money be spent?Total £15,961

Picnic tables x 5 - £4,750 (30%)
Project Administration - £2,990 (19%)
Playground Springer x 2 - £2,060 (13%)
Repainting of sports court lines - £1,500 (9%)
Improvements to paths - £1,000 (6%)
Planting - £1,000 (6%)
Volunteer expenses - £530 (3%)
Open event costs - food/entertainment/promotion - £500 (3%)
4 x Paint for goals/basketball hoops/fencing - £480 (3%)
Basketball Hoop x 2 - £204 (1%)
Other - £946 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Picnic tables x 5
Project Administration
Playground Springer x 2
Repainting of sports court lines
Improvements to paths
Volunteer expenses
Open event costs - food/entertainment/promotion
4 x Paint for goals/basketball hoops/fencing
Basketball Hoop x 2
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Garden Arch
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • buying additional play equipment
  • buying more tables
  • paying for lighting improvements so space is accessible at night

Total £15,961

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • People willing to come down and get involved with clearing the site and preparing the land - we'd plan specific days so we can have a group of people working together on a number of set days
  • Someone skilled with electrics to help us repurpose the existing lighting into motion sensor lighting

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