Pond Park Communi-Tree Project

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Pond Park Communi-Tree Project

Pond Park Communi-Tree Project

Pond Park Community Association By Pond Park Community Association

To combat air pollution in Pond Park and for the myriad of other health and mental benefits,we want to plant new street trees across the Pond Park Estate.

Chesham Idea stage

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The money will go towards the funding of new street trees. We are looking to raise enough money to plant up to 60 new trees over the next 18 months. We will be planting two main types Prunus Sunset Boulevard and Pyrus Chanticleer which both produce amazing blossom in spring and have been specifically selected as they require limited maintenance. These specific trees are also considered highly bee friendly and are in general terms street trees are shown to: 1. Remove harmful particulates from the air by roads by up to 25-50% 2. A row of trees in front of houses has been shown to reduce pollution levels in the front rooms by up to 60%. 3. Reduce asthma rates by up to a quarter. 4. Reduce speeding by up to 2mph. 5. Improve general mental health. 6. Reduce flooding risks by disrupting rain time to hit drainage infrastructure and through water absorption. 7. Reduce road noise. These are just a few of the many benefits we want to unlock in this project.

What we'll deliver:

  • Plant up to 60 street trees

Why it's a great idea:

This is a great idea as it is a tangible and effective step we as a community can take to improve our urban environment and leave a lasting green legacy for future generations. The benefits are already well proven as detailed above - we just need the funding to roll out this campaign faster.

Steps to get it done:

  • Plant 30 trees by end spring 2020
  • Plant 60 trees by end 2020

We had already received significant interest from residents and community groups who would like to help and so we are aiming to bring in the community to help with the initial planting and watering, allowing them to really take ownership of the scheme.

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Location Chesham

About the space

Pond Park

Council

Buckinghamshire County Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £7,366

Trees - £6,440 (87%)
Tree stakes - £216 (3%)
Other - £710 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

87%
Trees
£6,440
3%
Tree stakes
£216
10%
Other Read More
£710
  • Spacehive fees
    £333
  • Transaction Fees
    £310
  • VAT
    £67

Overfunding

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:

  • We will use extra funds to roll out more trees and to look to also plant wildflower verges.

Total £7,366

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