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Wheelchair friendly Main Pathway

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Wheelchair friendly Main Pathway

Nikki Gough By Nikki Gough

Shepway Chariots Community Gardens main pathway has become worn, with weeds all growing threw and is wearing away. Water does not drain through this creates puddles and craters in the aggregate.

Maidstone Delivery stage

pledged of £3,659

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Shepway Chariots Main footpath is approximately 3 meters wide and 50 meters long. The current pathway is made from aggregate which is now collapsing beneath your feet, craters and weeds are causing the pathway to become unstable, dangerous and impracticable for both pushchairs and wheelchairs. The main path is the focal point to the half an acre Community garden in which the class room sits at one end and various aspects of the project such as, greenhouse, raised beds, chickens, compost toilet wildlife corner etc all run from. We would like to replace this pathway with a much more reinforced path to allow equality and accessibility to all of those who attend our garden. Shepway Chariots are a registered Charity number 1173747

What we'll deliver:

  • To renew the tired, delapitated and dangerous pathway with one that is eco friendly, wheelchair and pram accesible

Why it's a great idea:

Shepway Chariots have been running for over 12 months now. We have begun the transformation of what was once a fly tipped, overgrown half an acre of land into a fully functioning community garden. Providing the local residents the opportunities to learn how to grow, tend and harvest their own fresh fruit and vegetable. We provide a local food bank with fresh produce and hold weekly Children's gardening club called Shepway Shallots. Our project has seen great success in our first year and we continue to go from strength to strength. We have received various amounts of funding which has allowed us to install a class room, a new water supply to the area and a 22 foot greenhouse all of which helps and allows us to continue our work withing the community. Encouraging Healthy eating, healthy living and building inter generational relationships as well as bringing the community together.

Steps to get it done:

  • To clear away the old material
  • place grids down to act as enforcers for the new material
  • lay the new pathway material in to the grids, this will stop the path from moving away from underfoot,
  • Create the new pathway
  • Add new edgings that are wild life friendly

Location Maidstone

About the space

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Maidstone Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £3,659

Gridforce - £2,000 (55%)
Railway Sleeprs/logs for edging x 40 - £800 (22%)
Mot type 3 - £500 (14%)
Other - £359 (10%)

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.

Railway Sleeprs/logs for edging x 40
Mot type 3
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £3,659

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Solar panels Help with getting electric on site A summer house to use as a kitchen Gas bottle cookers (cooking classes) irrigation system for our 23ft greenhouse rotovator Children's gardening tools Woodworking tools and equipment Railway sleeper

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