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Going Green at Meeting Point House

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Going Green at Meeting Point House

Going Green at Meeting Point House

Meeting Point Trust Ltd By Meeting Point Trust Ltd

To enhance the space both inside and outside of the Café at Meeting Point House, using local materials and crafters to build willow trellising and sculptures, wooden planters, macramé pot holders etc.

Dawley Idea stage

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The project at Meeting Point House will have a huge impact on both visitors to the building and those enjoying the external space around it. The project aims to 'bring to life' the internal café space by adding natural features and plants. The features will include willow trellising, wooden planters, macramé plant pot holders, clay plant pots, upcycled pallets for indoor shelving to house plant and other hand crafted goods. picket wooden fence. The outdoor space that has to date been maintained by young people on the Princes Trust Course will be further enhanced to include a raised herb garden and vegetable bed ( these will be used in the Café). Where possible the products will be sourced from other charities, community projects band local artisans, thereby providing an opportunity to further promote their great work. The addition of indoor plants will provide a healthier environment in which to dine as well as making the space full of an exciting mix of hand crafted items.

What we'll deliver:

  • Create and plant 8 external planters
  • Create and install willow trellis partitions to create separation in the café space.
  • Build 2 raise beds for herbs and vegetables.
  • install upcycled shelving to display commissioned craft peaices.

Why it's a great idea:

The benefits of the project are summarised as follows: 1. Improving the experience of those using the café and those passing by creating an exciting and different space/ambience. 2. Utilising the skills of local crafters and using the project as a long term opportunity to promote their skills and products. 3. Once the herb/vegetable beds are fully planted the produce will be used in the café to enhance the home cooked meals on offer. 4. The Willow that will be used will be harvested from the withy beds adjacent to the Town Park, this will be part of a larger conservation project with Small Woods, Telford. 5. The project pulls together and reflects many of the other projects that are run from Meeting Point house e.g. Holiday Club Eatwell Programme, monthly craft fairs, craft workshops and courses. 6. Long term the project will be used as a base for people to learn new skills from those who have supported the project.

Steps to get it done:

  • securing funding
  • preparing the outdoor area for planting
  • buy the plants, equipment, materials
  • plant up and install
  • Celebrate the space opening
  • start utilising
  • maintain

The appeal of this project is the fact that it will be very unique and in an area that is heavily commercialised. We want to create a quiet oasis that the local community can enjoy, be inspired by and contribute to.


Location Dawley

About the space

Custom Location


Telford & Wrekin Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,130

4 x 6ft wooden planters - £720 (34%)
sleepers for raised beds - £465 (22%)
4 x 1 m planters - £260 (12%)
Plants for external area - £200 (9%)
Indoor house plants x 10 - £150 (7%)
Willow trellis - Bespoke - £130 (6%)
Other - £205 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

4 x 6ft wooden planters
sleepers for raised beds
4 x 1 m planters
Plants for external area
Indoor house plants x 10
Willow trellis - Bespoke
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £2,130

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