1700 public or community space improved
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By Friends of Finchley Way Open Space
Planting 4 mature trees that will give structure and visually enhance the site and increase the biodiversity. Purchasing a removable hand pump for the well so that planting can be watered regularly.
Planting four mature trees to enhance a neglected site in West Finchley to provide a framework for the overall design of this part of the site. The trees will be cherry, field maple, red hazel and hornbeam chosen to complement the existing trees. The trees will also provide visual interest for users and be anchor points for subsequent shrub and wildflower planting as well as some informal seating. Our ultimate aim is to increase the diversity of the flora so that the site supports a wider range of insects, animals, reptiles and amphibians. We have already installed bird and bat boxes on some of the existing trees but there are few trees that provide bird food. In order for the trees and other subsequent planting to thrive we are also seeking funding for a removable hand pump to access water in an existing well. This part of the site is labelled as an orchard on old maps.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The trees will bring bring in bird life in particular. They will also bring visual enhancement and a peaceful place for humans explore and enjoy nature. Without the pump watering is only possible with watering cans brought from houses but all houses are too far to carry large quantities and water and this part of the site is not accessible by vehicles.
Steps to get it done:
Bringing visitors closer to nature. Bringing people together to work on the site.
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We wanted to let you know that we have now received the pump and look forward to getting the trees early next year. If you are a tax payer, for every £1 you have donated, HMRC will send us 25p. All you have to do is send us your full name, full postcode and the following statement in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org The statement should say: I confirm that I have paid more in tax than the value of my donation. thanks to those of you who have already done this. This will provide us with funding that we can spend on things not covered by grants or crowdfunding money. In the past this has included nails, brackets and other bits and pieces. If you would like to keep in touch with the project, please become a Friend. It’s free and you will get a monthly newsletter on what’s going on and progress on the project. Just email email@example.com to let us know and we’ll send you a welcome pack and add you to the mailing list. Money from Barnet Council from another grant will enable us to start planting shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers soon. So the pump will be invaluable to keep everything going.
Thank you so much for supporting our project with your very kind donation. All donations have been collected and we are now gathering details to collect gift aid. Please let us know if we can collect gift aid on your donation by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, postcode and confirmation statement confirming you’ve paid more in income tax than the value of your pledge. If you would prefer to fill in a form you can find one at www.fofwos.org/donate. Many thanks once again for your support. Friends of Finchley Way Open Space
How will the money be spent?Total £4,659
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