Millennium Green, Walton is on the old reserviour site, with gated access from Stuart road. The site will be developed in phases starting with new contained allotments, that have compostable toilet facilities and recycled water. The plots will include a larger plot for local school use and will have disabled access. The second and third phases will have a play area & community ampitheatre which will allow us to put on regular community events throughout the summer and half terms, aswell as a picnic area with tables. We will be cutting back at lot of the overgrowth and replanting new trees, which will include new wildlife habitats, and creating hedgehog highways, bird boxes and bee and butterfly wildflowers. Throughout the site will be new paths and a perimeter running track incorporating the existing hill and adding in new steps.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The site at present is under delevoped and used mainly for dog walking. The space is an amazing opportunity to create something the whole community can use all year round, by making it a safer, more appealing place to be. The allotments site can provide mulitple benefits from growing food, to creating a space for like minded people to get together, get outdoors more and make new friendships. The ampitheatre, playground and picnic area will benefit families and local schools by giving them a clean, green, safe space to play and meet up with friends. The pathways will make dog walking safer and easier to clean. By cutting back the over grown shrubs and trees will help reduce anti social behaviour and fly tipping. Incorpating wildlife habitats are educational and great for the environment and will encourage new life into the area.
Steps to get it done:
The overall project will benefit the area in mulitple ways. Being outdoors and volunteering helps with Mental health and the allotments will be a great way for the longevity of the project and continued use and maintance of the area.It will be a great space for the community to enjoy right in the heart of a residential area that has no other immediate access to a safe, green space. The project will create its own ecosystem from collecting and recycling rain water, to growing food, to composting using compostable toilets, planting wildflowers will attract insects and in turn larger animals like birds and hedgehogs.
About the space
Liverpool City Council
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