Mountsfield Park - Fox Proof Litter Bins

Mountsfield Park - Fox Proof Litter Bins

Mountsfield Park - Fox Proof Litter Bins

Rivke John By Rivke John

Fox proof litter bins will help to make Mountsfield Park an even more beautiful place that is never again marred by the foxes emptying the bins and spreading the contents across the park.

Lewisham Fundraising stage

pledged of £10,777
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £10,777 by 31 Jul 2017

We want to make Mountsfield Park more welcoming and beautiful. Unfortunately foxes empty our old open style bins at night making Mountsfield Park untidy and unwelcoming. The Mountsfield Park urban foxes are naturally curious creatures, they investigate the bins looking for junk food and used nappies to use in their dens; unfortunately they don't clear up after themselves. This means that in a public place, that only has the services of a park-keeper two days per week, litter, old food and dog faeces are strewn across the grass, often left for days on end. This is not only unsightly but also a health hazard, especially to small children and also pet dogs.

What we'll deliver:

  • We want to use the money to buy permanent fox proof bins to put out around the whole park.

Why it's a great idea:

This is such a good idea as the foxes will not be able to get in the bins and spread the contents over the park. They will also not be constantly eating junk food and leaving fox poo over the area. We hope that by installing these bins the park will be a cleaner and safer green space for people to enjoy.

Steps to get it done:

  • One replacement fox proof litter bin funded
  • 10 replacement fox proof litter bins funded
  • 20 replacement fox proof litter bins funded
  • 27 replacement fox proof litter bins funded

I think that the need for these bins is evident and that the local people, who already use and enjoy our park, will be only too happy to support this project. we can only hope that local commerce and local government feel the same. We have agreed with Lewisham Council to raise money to replace the old bins because they cannot afford them.

Location Lewisham

Lewisham has 104 other projects and £4,365,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Mountsfield Park, SE6 1AN


London Borough of Lewisham

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How will the money be spent?Total £10,777

Cost (£) - £9,720 (90%)
Other - £1,057 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Cost (£)
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £10,777

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