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East Malling Lake Community Project

Funded on Spacehive 3 August 2022 Delivered 30 August 2023

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East Malling Lake Community Project

East Malling Lake Community Project

The Malling School By The Malling School

We wish to develop the lake area adjacent to the school to create an improved outdoor space for the local community which focuses on the biodiversity and history of the area

East Malling Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 03 Aug 2022!

Our beautiful lake area is used by the school and local people but is in need of some development . It benefits from varied biodiversity and wildlife around the lake, lovely walking areas to the side and is supported by a management plan maintained by the Medway Valley Countryside Partnership. Several local groups are involved with this including the East Malling Conservation Group and Clare Lake Volunteer Group amongst others. This project would allow us to add some safety measures, put in some information boards and nature watch, pathways and provide the community group with some tools to help to maintain this beautiful natural area to be enjoyed by all as a spot for wellbeing and relaxation. It will also be used by local schools for nature conservation studies, Eco-schools and Forest Schools.

What we'll deliver:

  • 10 information boards and installation
  • 8 owl and bat boxes and installation
  • 2 life buoy sets
  • Sonic equipment
  • Mowing equipment
  • Pathway maintenance

Why it's a great idea:

Provision of a usable outside space for the local community for recreation and leisure which is reachable within the centre of the village. This will provide an area for families to enjoy and learn about the local wildlife, history of the area and to spend time in the outdoors.

Steps to get it done:

  • Researched, sourced and installed information boards
  • Owl and Bat boxes purchased and installed
  • Life buoys in place
  • Ultra sonic algae control purchased and installed
  • Pathways identified and marked out
  • Purchase of mowing equipment for volunteers
  • Area in full use for residents and schools

Location East Malling

About the space

Lake adjacent to The Malling School


Kent County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £16,406

Information boards - £10,917 (67%)
sonic algae clearance plus install - £2,010 (12%)
Installation of information boards - £1,200 (7%)
Mowing equipment - £720 (4%)
Owl boxes - £592 (4%)
Bat boxes - £80 (0%)
Other - £887 (5%)

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.

Information boards
sonic algae clearance plus install
Installation of information boards
Mowing equipment
Owl boxes
Bat boxes
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees

Total £16,406

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