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Hopwood Cabin Garden

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Hopwood Cabin Garden

Hopwood Cabin Garden

The Friends of Hopwood Park By The Friends of Hopwood Park

We want to create a haven in Hopwood around Hopwood Cabin. A relaxing spot away from the hustle bustle of life. A place to catch up with friends or take time out.

Heywood Idea stage

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Hopwood Cabin is a take-away snack facility situated on the park, bought with funds raised from the work of The Friends of Hopwood Park through projects and events. Hopwood Cabin is managed and run by volunteers and provides low cost, healthy refreshments for a wide variety of ages who visit the park for many reasons. Access to the cabin can become difficult when the ground is wet, especially for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and parents with prams. We would like to create an easily accessible pretty garden/sitting area with picnic tables and planters around the Cabin to enhance the visitors experience and attract more people to the park which has been improved greatly over recent years. We would also like to install some security lighting as a safety feature.

What we'll deliver:

  • Install a path and pave the seating area to improve accessibilty.
  • Install benches with wheelchair space.
  • Install raised planters and fill with flowers.
  • Install security lighting.

Why it's a great idea:

Hopwood Cabin on Hopwood Park has already proved an extremely valuable asset to the park. Improving the area around the Cabin and creating a garden here will enhance the visitor's experience greatly. Making these improvements will open up the park and attract a greater range of visitors ie., the elderly and disabled of all ages who previously have found it difficult to gain access. There will be a place for these visitors to sit with friends and family and enjoy the surrounding and the improvements that have been made to the facilities on the park creating a haven for a feeling of well being and relaxation. Mums will be able to sit and supervise their children play and young ones will be able to socialise and play in safe surroundings.

Steps to get it done:

  • Improved accessibility for all.


Location Heywood

About the space

Grassed elevated area next to take-away snack facility


Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £5,533

Picnic tables - £2,000 (36%)
Paving/pathway - £2,000 (36%)
Security lighting - £1,000 (18%)
Other - £533 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Picnic tables
Security lighting
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £5,533

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