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Transform Mount Farm Way Pond

Funded on Spacehive 26 January 2024

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

Transform Mount Farm Way Pond

Transform Mount Farm Way Pond

Mount Farm Way Pond By Mount Farm Way Pond

The project will provide a well-cared for, enjoyable, usable green community space. To enhance the environment for residents, promote good mental health and positively impact on wildlife.

Great Sutton Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 26 Jan 2024!

We formed a community group to reclaim a sadly neglected pond and green space on a housing estate and return it a thing of beauty which is safe and can be enjoyed and appreciated by all members of the community! The project will bring an area that can be appreciated by residents of all ages and make the area feel loved and cared for once again. Since the project started we have already seen an increase in young people using the green area to play ball and older members of the community using the newly laid path for walks. The opportunity to meet with others ,we are hoping ,will improve both the physical , mental health and wellbeing for people of all ages. We also aim to encourage wildlife back to both the pond the surrounding area. We have made good progress but now require funding to move forward with the more costly elements of the project...a new fence around the pond for safety reasons being one! Progress can be seen on the Facebook page created by a community member.

What we'll deliver:

  • New fence around the boundary of the pond
  • Create a duck habitat to encourage nesting pairs
  • Complete works on trees surrounding the pond and green space which have become very overgrown-tree specialist required
  • Bug house
  • Pond dredging required as large amount of silt and removal of reeds required
  • Planting on pond boundaries
  • Signage detailing wildlife in and around the pond

Why it's a great idea:

For residents living on the estate the project will bring a sense of pride as well as providing an enjoyable and safe space for residents of all ages to enjoy. In time and with the correct signage we are hoping that there will be an educational opportunity for residents to be able to identify wildlife and learn more about the environment. Locally, green spaces are sadly being reduced due to an increase in local building projects, we feel it is important for the ponds and gardens that exist within the borough to be cared for and therefore appreciated, respected and available to all to be enjoyed. The importance of accessing areas such as this has been recognised to have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. Before the project started the area was inaccessible due to fallen trees , no paths and the pond was full of rubbish and trees had begun to seed in it significantly reducing the water level...the area has improved, hence being used ,but we have a long way to go!!

Steps to get it done:

  • dredging the pond
  • engaging with fencing company
  • continue with community days

Location Great Sutton

About the space

Mount Farm Way pond and adjoining green space


Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £23,058

replacement fencing - £7,644 (33%)
Dredging - £6,960 (30%)
tree works - £2,640 (11%)
10% contingency - £1,970 (9%)
Interpretation panel - £1,139 (5%)
planting - £613 (3%)
duck habitat - £460 (2%)
bug hotel - £300 (1%)
Other - £1,332 (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.

replacement fencing
tree works
10% contingency
Interpretation panel
duck habitat
bug hotel
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


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:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation

Total £23,058

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