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Hoxton Community Garden Pathway

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Hoxton Community Garden Pathway

Hoxton Community Garden Pathway

The Hoxton Trust By The Hoxton Trust

Help us to lay a new sandstone pathway in The Hoxton Community Garden. The current narrow tarmac pathway needs to be replaced as it is cracking under the pressure of tree roots.

Hackney Delivery stage

pledged of £2,723

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

The current pathway has bumps in it where tree roots have pushed the tarmac up and it has begun to crack the surface. In addition, the pathway is too narrow in places for disabled access and this hinders its further widespread use. If we could buy the materials to relay the pathway with a much more sympathetic, sustainable and maintainable material, we would have a much improved garden and little oasis for Hoxton's local residents and businesses to enjoy.

What we'll deliver:

  • We will dig a trench and use scaffold boards to retain the new surface of crushed sandstone, or its equivalent.
  • We will use volunteers to edge the pathway both sides.

Why it's a great idea:

This will improve access to the garden by widening the pathway. It will make the community garden a safer place to visit as local residents and traders will no longer have a trip hazard from the bumps and cracks in the path. The sandstone path will improve the look of the area and compliment the existing plants and flowers that the community has planted and nurtured. This will ensure that the community garden is around for another 33 years.

Steps to get it done:

  • We will ask our team of 8 volunteers in the garden to help out.
  • We will buy the materials as cheaply as possible.
  • We will involve large groups of corporate volunteers that can supply the free labour.

The pathway is approximately 170 meters long. It's width varies from 30cm to 1 meter wide. In the center is a circle of tarmac that we want to add an additional flower bed feature to and install a pathway around it. The scaffolding boards that we want to use are £504. The dumpy bags of sandstone are £89 each and cover 8 square meters. Therefore we need 22 bags (tonnes) at a cost of £1,958. Therefore materials for this project total £2,462.


Location Hackney

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How will the money be spent?Total £2,723

22 tonnes of Crushed Sandstone - £1,958 (72%)
45 3.9m Scaffold boards - £504 (19%)
Other - £261 (10%)

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.

22 tonnes of Crushed Sandstone
45 3.9m Scaffold boards
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  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £2,723

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