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Whitaker Park Picnic Area

Funded on Spacehive 29 May 2013

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Whitaker Park Picnic Area

Whitaker Park Picnic Area

Incredible Edible Rossendale By Incredible Edible Rossendale

We have access to a disused animal enclosure which we would like to build into a family picnic area.

Rossendale Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 29 May 2013!

Whitaker Park in Rawtenstall Lancashire is where we have our first Incredible Edible Community Garden. We currently have a huge walled garden with fruit, vegetables and herbs available for the general public to plant, grow and pick. In 2012, we won a Level 5 Award from North West In Bloom (RHS It's Your Neighbourhood) and were described as 'Outstanding'!
We would like to develop an adjoining disused animal enclosure into a family area with picnic tables, bird tables/boxes and fruit trees. The area will be maintained by the general public.

What we'll deliver:

  • Situate picninc tables and bird tables/boxes. Plant fruit trees

Why it's a great idea:

Aside from developing the award winning site, it will encourage people to come outdoors to a lovely park, visit Rossendale Museum (less than 50 metres away), and, watch wild birds whilst learning about fresh produce. Hopefully, people will eat food from the gardens whilst enjoying their seat!

Steps to get it done:

  • Volunteer help - we currently have over 180 registered helpers


Location Rossendale

About the space

Disused animal enclosure adj to our Community plot


Rossendale Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £3,935

Picnic Benches/tables - £2,000 (51%)
Fruit Trees - £1,000 (25%)
Contingency - £500 (13%)
Bird Tables/Boxes - £200 (5%)
Other - £235 (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.

Picnic Benches/tables
Fruit Trees
Bird Tables/Boxes
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £3,935

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