The Green Oasis of Milton Keynes

Funded on Spacehive 28 July 2017

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

The Green Oasis of Milton Keynes

Les Burgess By Les Burgess

Why oasis? The allotments in Woughton are a green haven for the residents of Milton Keynes. Peace and quiet with your own piece of land to grow your own food and socialise with other tenants.

Woughton on the Green Delivery stage

34
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£2,133
pledged of £2,130
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This project was funded on 28 Jul 2017!

The Patch Allotments are important to our community: there are 221 plots here in Woughton. The allotment is a place where people grow things together. It’s a place where people catch up with one another. It’s a place where people share. In that same spirit of working together we’re turning to you to ask for some help in ensuring that the allotment can continue to thrive. Unfortunately, we've recently been affected by theft at the allotments. The reason why we're trying to raise funds for the allotments in Woughton on the Green is to purchase some equipment which was stolen and install a security system. The idea of the equipment is to give new tenants a good start with their patch of land. Also, we'd like to give as much security as possible to the allotments by replacing the security cameras that were stolen.

What we'll deliver:

  • Replacing stolen equipment such as rotavators, strimmers, a mower
  • Security system with four cameras

Why it's a great idea:

Allotments are an important piece of the community fabric here in Milton Keynes. They help increase awareness of food production. They counter issues of food security through self-sufficiency. They build skills. And they are also a fun way to connect with community - it doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old, have a green thumb or are new to gardening!

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase equipment: 1 rotavator, 1 strimmer and one mower
  • Purchasing and installing security system
  • Preparing new plots with bought equipment

It’s through active community members that we have a thriving allotment! We would love your involvement in keeping not only this but also community growing in Woughton!

Location Woughton on the Green

Woughton on the Green has £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

The Patch Allotments, Woughton on the Green

Council

Milton Keynes Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £2,130

Security system including 4 cameras - £940 (44%)
10 HP Rotavator - £500 (23%)
Petrol Mower - £300 (14%)
4-Stroke Strimmer - £260 (12%)
Other - £130 (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.

44%
Security system including 4 cameras
£940
23%
10 HP Rotavator
£500
14%
Petrol Mower
£300
12%
4-Stroke Strimmer
£260
6%
Other
£130
  • Spacehive fees
    £100
  • VAT
    £20
  • Transaction Fees
    £10

Total £2,130

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