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Restoration of Louisa Bay flower beds

Funded on Spacehive 23 June 2021 Delivered 8 April 2022

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Restoration of Louisa Bay flower beds

Restoration of Louisa Bay flower beds

Broadstairs Town Team By Broadstairs Town Team

We are restoring long-neglected flower beds on the approach road to Louisa Bay in Broadstairs. Our volunteers have been preparing the site by digging, weeding, and would love your support & donations.

Broadstairs Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 23 Jun 2021!

The volunteer Gardeners that are part of Town Team lovingly nurture and maintain 6 sites in and around Broadstairs. To compliment the other areas in and around our town that the volunteers already maintain, they’ve identified a high profile and high footfall open space which is neglected, that can be reclaimed, replanted and so provide a much-needed haven for wildlife. It was once a beautiful green area on a popular path down to Louisa Bay, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Pressures on local authority budgets have meant sadly that gardens and wildlife-friendly spaces take a back seat for maintenance priority and funding now. The plan for trees, hedging, flowering shrubs and wildlife-friendly attractions : bee hotels, bird nest boxes & baths, hedgehog houses, wilderness area and wildflowers has been designed by one of the members, a retired horticulturalist & naturalist. They are looking for help and support from new volunteers for the project and donation towards plants

What we'll deliver:

  • Plant at least 30 mature shrubs
  • Install wildlife-friendly plants and houses for insects and animals
  • Re-create a once lovely local attraction
  • Provide an opportunity for local people to engage with nature and work positively together
  • Include native wildflowers in the newly restored beds
  • Create an opportunity for local specialist gardens experts to restore the retaining walls
  • Increase footfall to this beach and the seafront business there
  • Demonstrate the power of community and volunteers to help transform our town

Why it's a great idea:

A brand new wildlife habitat. Increase footfall to this wonderful bay. A new volunteer team working together to amplify the sense of well-being and achievement gained from working together outdoors on community projects. Restoration of a once admired but latterly neglected set of flower beds. An opportunity to learn more about plants and wildlife through signs detailing the plants and habitat for wildlife on site. A demonstration of the power of volunteering and community groups to transform even small spaces for the benefit of locals and visitors alike. Small but key contracts for local specialist tradesmen and garden specialists to work in collaboration with a community group where funds allow.

Steps to get it done:

  • Digging and clearing the bed
  • Adding nutrients and compost to improve the soil & protect plant growth
  • Work on hard standing to secure and restore edges and rocks surrounding beds
  • Initial planting of core Shubs
  • Additional planting and sowing of wildflower seeds
  • Installation of elements to encourage wildlife
  • Manufacture and installation of Notice boards detailing planting and wildlife expected

The new Louisa Bay Access Road bed project is just one of 7 sites in and around Broadstairs maintained and loved by our volunteer garden enthusiasts who donate their time to Town Team projects. Many other local community groups have offered their help and support, along with local businesses and more importantly individuals who just want to make a small difference. Working with 6 local groups who love the idea means we can make a huge difference with very little funding, buckets of enthusiasm, plant knowledge and just a few hours of time donated. No professional experts, just a love of gardens, plants, working in a group, outdoor spaces and with Broadstairs' future uppermost in their minds they know they can make a difference. Even small amount of plant donations, donations of money for plants and compost all will make the project happen and more importantly be maintained and sustained by the people who take ownership and responsibility for maintenance very much to heart

Location Broadstairs

About the space

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Thanet District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £3,489

Core Shrubs - £700 (20%)
Additional tools inc. rakes and hoses - £325 (9%)
Compost and soil improver - £300 (9%)
Contractor for specialist brick work - £300 (9%)
Perennial plants - £300 (9%)
Sign board detailing planting and installation material costs - £250 (7%)
Garden equipment & tools - £250 (7%)
Materials for wall restoration - £200 (6%)
A frame 'volunteers at work' boards - £180 (5%)
Protective goggles & gloves - £80 (2%)
Other - £604 (17%)

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.

Core Shrubs
Additional tools inc. rakes and hoses
Compost and soil improver
Contractor for specialist brick work
Perennial plants
Sign board detailing planting and installation material costs
Garden equipment & tools
Materials for wall restoration
A frame 'volunteers at work' boards
Protective goggles & gloves
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Litterpickers and hoops for clearing debris
  • Additional High vis jackets for volunteers
  • Plants
  • Plants
  • Wildflower seeds
  • Rubber trugs for transportation of equipment
  • Plants
  • Hand sanitiser, masks,
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


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:

  • Supporting the other 7 sites we maintain locally as Town Team Gardens groups. Plants and equipment.
  • Additional litterpicking equipment for Town Team litterpicks

Total £3,489

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