Homefield, Worthing People's Park

Funded on Spacehive 6 March 2019

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Homefield, Worthing People's Park

Homefield, Worthing People's Park

Friends of Homefield Park By Friends of Homefield Park

A bright & engaging trail around Homefield Park, Worthing. Community codesigned boards inspiring physical & mental wellbeing , exercise, show the history of the park and encourage community connection

Worthing Delivery stage

8
backers
£5,820
raised
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This project was funded on 06 Mar 2019!

We want to work with our community through workshops and online engagement to gather stories, pictures and information about the park to co-design a trail of accessible, fun, informative and inspiring boards on the following themes: > Self - to use the park to improve mental and physical health (e.g. a beginners 'mindfulness in parks' activity as well as information about the Active Trail and the range of health and fitness features in the park, inc tennis courts, outside gym, circuit trail and community gardening > Community - describing the rich history of the park as a community space, pictures and stories from the park from opening in the late 1800s through to more recent history as well as information about current community activities (regular bird walks, tree walks, litter picks and gardening opportunities) > Environment - ecology, flora and fauna within the park as well as our impact on the global environment

What we'll deliver:

  • A collection of 6 information and inspiration boards around the park
  • Volunteer activity: conduct visitor survey, talk to visitors about volunteering and to assess the impact of boards
  • Face to face and online co-design of boards: memory, photo and info gathering and input into design

Why it's a great idea:

Worthing's first municipal park (originally 'the People's Park') has always been a space to connect to the community, exercise and experience nature - things which we know impact on our health and wellbeing. 50% of the people we spoke to use it weekly or more. As a group of volunteers we have achieved a lot on a small budget - we would like to use these funds to reach out to the full park community. The communities who use the park include children and families (playground, school commute), teenagers and young adults (skate park, shelter, basketball court) tennis players, football players, runners, gardeners- dog walkers as well as the hospital, nurseries, schools and residential homes around the park. There is a large Filipino community who use the park who hold events in the park. This park-wide conversation and boards will increase connection to the park, use of the space for exercise, mindfulness and increase volunteer and community attendance at events .

Steps to get it done:

  • 2 x community workshops conducted
  • 1 x online engagement conducted
  • Photos, media and information collated for boards
  • RHS Wisley consultant support provided to ensure info is accessible and enjoyable
  • Graphic designer designer layout of boards
  • Printing of graphics and specialist make-up of signs
  • Community day to fit signs with Subway EPOS, volunteers and Parks team from A&WC
  • Visitor survey conducted and data collated

This is step one in a series of planned projects which begins to establish the community voice in the park, ensuring people feel the park is theirs, recognising the value that the space provides and nudging people to take a step further in prioritising their own health and wellbeing (at no cost) throughout the park. Also encouraging people to increase their sense of neighbourhood, attachment to the park and it's history and becoming involved with the friends-of group to support in running events, litter picks, bird and tree walks and picnics. We are also working with A&W Council to apply for Green Flag Status which will allow us to reach more people and further improve the park - as well as secure Homefield Parks place as a crucial town centre space for exercise, reflection and community connection. This funding and the resultant project would help us to achieve this. Future projects we're working towards include: a signposted 'Sea to Downs' route, an 'all ages' playground and more!

Location Worthing

About the space

Homefield Park, Worthing

Council

Worthing Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £5,770

6 ARC Aluminium Signs plus fixtures (150cm x 122cm) £226 each - £1,356 (24%)
Graphic designer to design 6 large boards, text and present - £900 (16%)
Print and mounting of artwork on signs (with graffiti and weather proof-coating) - £684 (12%)
2 x days RHS Wisley visitor experience specialist time - £600 (10%)
Community engagement workshops x 2 and online engagement from specialist green spaces consultant - £600 (10%)
Volunteer time, calculated at £10ph per volunteer - full breakdown available - £510 (9%)
Staff and equipment to install signs pro-bono - £300 (5%)
Photographer to capture images of the park, flora and fauna for boards plus retouch images x 1 day - £300 (5%)
Personal trainer to develop exercise trails and circuit routes for info boards - £200 (3%)
Delivery of signs - £130 (2%)
Other - £190 (3%)

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.

24%
6 ARC Aluminium Signs plus fixtures (150cm x 122cm) £226 each
£1,356
16%
Graphic designer to design 6 large boards, text and present
£900
12%
Print and mounting of artwork on signs (with graffiti and weather proof-coating)
£684
10%
2 x days RHS Wisley visitor experience specialist time
£600
10%
Community engagement workshops x 2 and online engagement from specialist green spaces consultant
£600
9%
Volunteer time, calculated at £10ph per volunteer - full breakdown available
£510
5%
Staff and equipment to install signs pro-bono
£300
5%
Photographer to capture images of the park, flora and fauna for boards plus retouch images x 1 day
£300
3%
Personal trainer to develop exercise trails and circuit routes for info boards
£200
2%
Delivery of signs
£130
3%
Other
£190
  • Spacehive fees
    £159
  • VAT
    £32
  • Transaction Fees
    £0

Overfunding

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: Extra funding would go to next project to extend the dog-free family zone around the playground so grass and tree areas are for family and community use, without fear of dog mess - installing new fencing, signs and picnic benches

Total £5,770

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