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Hythe Green Wood - creating a new world

Funded on Spacehive 24 June 2021 Delivered 30 January 2022

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Hythe Green Wood - creating a new world

Hythe Green Preservation Society By Hythe Green Preservation Society

Hythe Green Wood is a new space in a public amenity. Building on successful initiatives in revitalising neglected parkland areas, the wood will be a new world for people, pets and wildlife.

Hythe Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 24 Jun 2021!

We will plant a wood for everyone, for now and the future following the isolation of Covid. Spaced 10 metres apart, the trees will be a glade for use by everyone, eventually developing a full green canopy. The wood will serve to both screen a factory and reduce the noise it makes, bringing into use a neglected part of the Green. It will offer an enhanced environment for wildlife, attracting a wider range of birds, owls and bats than we have at present. The wood will also provide an improved amenity to a public space already extremely popular with local people and visitors and which has offered great comfort during recent times of social isolation. It will sit at the heart of a valued public asset and reflect the Green's precious role in uniting all ages and interests. We will be reaching out to nearby care homes and schools inviting all ages to come together to join nature sessions and get involved with planting/learning about biodiversity.

What we'll deliver:

  • We will plant and maintain 35 semi-mature native trees
  • We will ensure that they are protected and sheltered to maturity
  • We will link the popular woodland walk with the southern boundary, allowing a shaded walk around half of the Green
  • An opportunity for people to come together and create a social space

Why it's a great idea:

The Hythe Green Wood will be a sheltered glade occupying the space in front of the factory, reducing sight and noise. It will provide a shaded pathway link from the woodland walk and the southern boundary beside the school. The wood will appear as semi-mature, with an immediate visual impact and be protected from casual vandalism which smaller plantings will attract. In time, the trees will form a green canopy and provide a shaded corner where we can place benches. It will be open and spacious, with trees placed no nearer than 10 metres apart. The wood will have a clearing at its heart for people to sit and meet. Open to everyone and helping people re-connect again after Covid isolation, the wood will provide a further green space to add to the visual attractiveness of the Green and people's enjoyment of it as well as attracting a wider variety of birds and wildlife.

Steps to get it done:

  • All trees planted by early October
  • All support mechanisms (reserve water supply) in place by mid-October

Like many areas, Hythe is suffering the loss of trees due to development. This represents a step in redressing this. It also helps to enhance a precious local amenity - one which people have come to value highly in recent months. The Green is a crucial social hub which has helped during the recent period of isolation - the new wood will allow people to come together in funding and creating a new focal point as people rediscover social participation. It will provide opportunities for continuing volunteer engagement and build on the increase in individual and community group activities such as litter-picking, weed removal and wildflower planting. 35 semi-mature native trees will occupy a triangle of land linking a recently revitalised and popular Victorian woodland walk and a shaded pathway offering views across the Green to the town and hills beyond.

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Shepway District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £13,081

35 semi-mature trees - £6,000 (46%)
Labour - £2,500 (19%)
Fencing and tree stakes - £1,650 (13%)
Hire of digger for one week - £500 (4%)
Sundries (watering hoses, tree ties ,etc) - £350 (3%)
Soil (20t) - £300 (2%)
Signage - effective comms with public - £250 (2%)
Contingency - £200 (2%)
Water tank and support - £150 (1%)
Watering rings - £100 (1%)
Other - £1,081 (8%)

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.

35 semi-mature trees
Fencing and tree stakes
Hire of digger for one week
Sundries (watering hoses, tree ties ,etc)
Soil (20t)
Signage - effective comms with public
Water tank and support
Watering rings
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


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:

  • Underplanting for the woodland plus bulbs/seeds for woodland flowers

Total £13,081

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