We want to bridge the generation gap, with older and younger generations getting to know, understand and respect each other in a new ways as they discover a shared passion in gardening. Our aim is to re-engage people and tackle social isolation and loneliness within our community. Giving the community a place to sit, relax, this is especially important for the people who are emerging from lockdown and need a place to reflect. We need to improve the access issues by improving the path and to put in a parking areas so the elderly and people with disabilities can come and the use grounds. We want to increase biodiversity within the grounds, we are going to focus on putting in areas of grass, wildflower meadows, plants and shrubs. We are going to put in a woodland path where children can go exploring the grounds and the different wildlife. We want schools to be able to use the area as a outdoor classroom, by exploring the different wildlife and learning about the history.
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Why it's a great idea:
Many people talk of never seeing their neighbours, not feeling part of the community, being involved in the community garden enables people to connect with each other, this will help tackle social isolation, especially with the elderly. Also this will improve the health and wellbeing of those involved by relieving the stresses and strains of everyday life. With Covid 19 pandemic its important that people have somewhere they feel safe they can go especially the people who have been isolating for months and are nervous at going out. The village hall is used by a variety of groups, from the over 70's, dementia group, youth clubs, these groups will benefit by they will have a safe outside place they can now use. The garden will entice people to visit the area which will benefit our local shop and pub. Children, going back to nature, educating them on the different wildlife, flowers, it also provides a fantastic, regular form of exercise.
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