Transforming Green Grosvenor Park

Funded on Spacehive 23 August 2016

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Transforming Green Grosvenor Park

Novus By Novus

The Friends of Green Grosvenor Park in Salford, would like to further develop the park space as a destination for local people to enjoy with their families and be a place to relax and socialise.

Salford Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 23 Aug 2016!

The Friends of Green Grosvenor Park have a vision and wish to see the park developed further as a space where people can connect more with nature. We would like it to be somewhere that is a destination of choice for leisure and play.

With the help of Cheshire and Greater Manchester CRC and their Community Payback team, we want to install pathways through the woodland area so people can get up close with nature. In the woodland there will also be a seating area which children will be encouraged to use as a place for adventure and story telling.

New picnic benches will be installed along with wooden planters that will have plants for added colour. There will be planting of new blossoming trees and all year round bulbs. New signage will also inform residents of the importance that this park plays as a local flood defence as demonstrated in the Salford Boxing day floods were the park filled with water as planned, thus saving many houses from the flood waters.

What we'll deliver:

  • Add picnic tables and additional seating.
  • Create a glade in the wooded area complete with log seating.
  • Create new pathways through the woodland area.
  • Create new signage.
  • Create new wooden planters for colourful plants.
  • Plant bulbs that will give an all round show of colour.
  • Plant new blossoming trees.

Why it's a great idea:

The Friends of Grosvenor Park believe that this scheme will greatly enhance the park for all the local residents. It will turn the park from a cut through into a destination that people can be really be proud of and somewhere that families will want to bring their children.

It will encourage children from the local area to come into the park and have natural play in the woodland so that they can learn more about nature.

It will give people on Community Payback something worthwhile to put back into their community as well as gaining new skills that could lead to potential employment opportunities and contribute to a the local economy.

Overall it will give the community a place that they can love as their own.

Steps to get it done:

  • By working in partnership with the Novus Community Payback teams who will help transform the space through gardening.
  • Engage the community on the benefits of the scheme and how working together can benefit all.
  • Community Payback teams will provide assistance in the building of the pathways.
  • Liaise with Salford Council to ensure the works are done to the standards they expect.

The project is multi stakeholder with Novus, Cheshire and Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company, Salford City Council and Friends of Green Grosvenor Park. Novus will contribute Community Payback participants who will gain qualifications in horticulture, construction and employment readiness.

This will be an all round community project with everyone seeing first hand the difference people on Community Payback can make in the local area. With the whole community coming together to crowd fund for this project it will add much value to the park and really give people a sense of ownership of their surroundings.

Location Salford

About the space

Green Grosvenor Park


Salford City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £14,855

Qualified trainer and supervisor - £2,500 (17%)
Install gravel and wood chip pathways - £2,430 (16%)
Prepare site for works - Labour - £2,160 (15%)
Supply install seating - £1,055 (7%)
Trees, plants and shrubs - £1,050 (7%)
Supply and install planters - £975 (7%)
Tools and equipment - £950 (6%)
Project management - £720 (5%)
Information Boards - £650 (4%)
Woodland log seating - £600 (4%)
Other - £1,765 (12%)

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.

Qualified trainer and supervisor
Install gravel and wood chip pathways
Prepare site for works - Labour
Supply install seating
Trees, plants and shrubs
Supply and install planters
Tools and equipment
Project management
Information Boards
Woodland log seating
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  • Picnic benches
  • Family day event
  • Chainsaw carving
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £14,855

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