• Mixed Wildlife Friendly Hedging perimeter, fencing rail.
• A footpath to provide a journey to various destinations and unlimited community access to enjoy, engage and develop.
• A wisteria arched tunnel supported by a galvanised steel structure
• Seven mature trees to provide structure and interest.
• Several hundred native tree whips to under plant and future proof the current trees.
• A banqueting table, to provide a fun picnic and community hub.
• Mentored Initial border planting, designed and planted by local schoolchildren.
• Potential 15 foot Saxon warrior sculpture on a loan basis, with plinth. If unsuccessful new funding campaign to source a wooden alternative.
• Large rustic welcome sign.
• History/update noticeboard.
• Galvanised mesh steel plastic recycling sculpture.
• Two litter bins
• Create a Friends of Woodend group to manage and further develop the environmental needs of the community.
• Future plans to populate further borders with bulbs and wildflowers
What we'll deliver:
- Wildlife Friendly Hedging
- Hedge Rail
- Wisteria Arched Tunnel
- Banqueting Table & Chairs
- Native Tree Whips
- Seven Mature Trees
- Border Planting
- Rustic Welcome Sign
Why it's a great idea:
Historically, this area of Maghull represented the edge of a mediaeval 2x5 mile wood and still has local names such as Woodend, Broadwood, Larchwood. The whole area locally and beyond was owned by a Saxon named Uctred (refenced in the Domesday Book). The local River Alt was also well-known for its use by Vikings.
• The history and legacy will not only be provided in terms of the iconic natural structures, but the noticeboards will help to promote, contextualise and celebrate the rich history.
• The rustic welcome board, potential Saxon warrior sculpture, Saxon themed banqueting table and history noticeboard will provide a legacy and help to promote, contextualise educate and celebrate the rich history.
• The wildlife friendly hedging & protective open fencing will provide: habitat & food for wildlife, a beautiful safe barrier to prevent children & pets directly accessing the roads, provide a barrier to noise, capture 60% of the potential pollution, provide evidence.
Steps to get it done:
- Mixed Wildlife Friendly Hedging perimeter to be obtained, planted in November, with support of Tree Counci
- Birdsmouth Fencing Rail perimeter, puchase and install, in November.
- Cotswold Grit Path, purchase materials & hire machinery, liase with in kind gardeners
- Underplant Current Trees with whips, and fence, provided and supported by Northern Forrest, November.
- Seven Mature Trees, obtain and plant in November
- Noticeboard, obtain, install, populate, from MTC, by 2020.
- Potential Loan of 15 ft Saxon Warrior 2020, if unable then crowdfund* wooden alternative 2021.
- Rustic Welcome Sign (wish list) 2020/21*
- Banqueting Table (wish list) 2020/21*
- Wisteria Arch Tunnel (wish list) 2020/21*
- Populate first plant border (wish list) 2020/21*
- Create Friends of Woodend Group November 2020.
- Obtain 2 litter bins and a recycle sculpture by 2020 from MCT.
- Negotiate Hedging Research between two interested parties Sefton MBC and Tree Council, pre November.
- Submit Hedging Grant application pre May.
• Essential Path for accessible connected journey to various destinations and future community developments.
• Iconic sensory wisteria arch tunnel.
• The under-planting of the current trees during - Maghull tree dig (planting thousands of trees in 7 parks), National Tree Week, World Climate Conf, Sefton Culture Year, in November.
neighbouring nursery, primary schools, a high school, adult community groups, Town Council, local hospital gardeners and potential RHS and Kew Gardens child mentorship. Also part of a Council lottery funded community project for school and community adoption project.
• Banqueting table for fun community hub.
• Pathway to support imaginative current & future community borders.
• Create community group that will provide multiple benefits.
• Create iconic natural welcome gateway to Merseyside close to its busiest access route.