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:
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:
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.
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