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Path to tranquility

Funded on Spacehive 30 August 2017

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Path to tranquility

Path to tranquility

Eric Molkenthin By Eric Molkenthin

A new path for park users to reach currently inaccessible benches with direct views over the tranqil Millers Pond.

Croydon Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 30 Aug 2017!

A new path needs to be marked out, cut, dug, then filled with coarse ballast and topped with a fine ballast to enable walking access to two little used benches. The benches are in a perfect spot for beautiful views over the pond and thereby watching the many waterfowl that frequent this beautiful ornamental park.

What we'll deliver:

  • Create the new path to access the benches

Why it's a great idea:

The location of the two benches is on a an area that gets quite waterlogged and thereby not very accessible. The path will make the benches accessible to all and provide a lovely spot to watch the various waterfowl using the pond. Millers Pond is a beautiful and tranquil park in the centre of Shirley which is loved by all local residents. We want to keep it like this!

Steps to get it done:

  • Excavate, add membrane, infill with type 1 limestone + dust, compact and clear site

The project will increase the enjoyment gained by visitors allowing them to sit and reflect on this peaceful oasis in the heart of Shirley

Location Croydon

About the space

Footpath joining existing path and making two isolated benches more accessible.


London Borough of Croydon

How will the money be spent?Total £5,132

Labour - £2,000 (39%)
Materials - £1,000 (19%)
VAT - £800 (16%)
Plant machinary - £500 (10%)
Prelims - h&s, fencing, supervision - £500 (10%)
Other - £332 (6%)

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.

Plant machinary
Prelims - h&s, fencing, supervision
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £5,132

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