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Coquet Back Lane Rewilders

Funded on Spacehive 2 November 2021 Delivered 12 January 2022

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Coquet Back Lane Rewilders

Coquet Backlane Rewilders By Coquet Backlane Rewilders

We are going to rewild our back lane; making an environmentally friendly and biodiverse space for our community to enjoy

Newcastle upon Tyne Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 02 Nov 2021!

We will create an environmentally friendly and biodiverse space full of colour and life, a strip of nature between our houses providing a space to breathe, to play, to garden, to learn and to gather safely. The small group of people involved so far would like to put some planters and hanging baskets out into the back lane, restricting this to the pavements so not to hinder the bin men. We're in contact with the city council and would need take out public liability insurance. A greener back lane would help with biodiversity and attract wildlife. It could also slow down traffic and make the area a welcoming space for neighbourly get-togethers and for children to play. It would be also be great to have solar powered street lighting that was decorative and functional along the way. We would love, one day soon, to walk along a back lane full of colour and interest, listening to the birds singing, insects buzzing and people enjoying our little urban oasis.

What we'll deliver:

  • Making planters for growing flowers, herbs and vegetables
  • Planting wildlife friendly trees
  • Creating seating areas
  • Making the street part of a low traffic neighbourhood

Why it's a great idea:

Our project will enhance the neighbourhood, creating a safe and beautiful place to enjoy nature, meet with friends and neighbours and walk. Our back lane garden will provide habitats for wildlife such as birds, insects and hedgehogs. The planting and traffic restrictions will help to reduce traffic noise and improve air quality in our neighbourhood

Steps to get it done:

  • 10 trees planted by December 2021
  • Planters installed by Easter 2022
  • Art workshops completed and art installed by July 2022

Location Newcastle upon Tyne

About the space

Coquet Terrace Back Lane


Newcastle City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £9,513

Planters for each household - £3,000 (32%)
Compost - £3,000 (32%)
Artist Workshop for creative features - £1,000 (11%)
Seating in the garden area - £1,000 (11%)
20 Trees - mix of fruiting and floral - £800 (8%)
Public Liability Insurance - £100 (1%)
Other - £613 (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.

Planters for each household
Artist Workshop for creative features
Seating in the garden area
20 Trees - mix of fruiting and floral
Public Liability Insurance
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • 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:

  • Buy more plants
  • install community seating
  • install solar lighting

Total £9,513

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.
  • Help with Social Media to share our gorgeously green project would be amazing We are planning to have large planters and lots of trees in our 'rewilded' back lane - can you help with this?
  • Do you have peat free compost or organic fertiliser that we could use when we get our big planters? If so get in touch - we'd love to hear from you!

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