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Woodend Community Woodland Project

Funded on Spacehive 19 October 2020

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Woodend Community Woodland Project

Friends of Maghull & District By Friends of Maghull & District

To reinvigorate an historic woodland entrance to Maghull, with a welcoming, accessible, iconic and engaging wildlife friendly space, focusing on enhancing the environment, history, community, legacy.

Metropolitan Borough of Sefton Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 19 Oct 2020!

• 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:

  • Pathway
  • Wildlife Friendly Hedging
  • Hedge Rail
  • Wisteria Arched Tunnel
  • Banqueting Table & Chairs
  • Native Tree Whips
  • Seven Mature Trees
  • Border Planting
  • Noticeboard
  • 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. Environmentally, • 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.

Environmentally Continued: • 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. Community involvement: 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.

Location Metropolitan Borough of Sefton

About the space

Woodend at the junction of Liverpool Road South & Northway (A59) L31 7BG


Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £23,803

Path Materials & Machinery Hire - £6,500 (27%)
Birdsmouth Fencing 92 m - £4,500 (19%)
Path Labour - £2,500 (10%)
Noticeboard - £2,000 (8%)
Potential Sculptured Plastic bottle Recycling Bin - £2,000 (8%)
Potential Sculpture Loan - £1,000 (4%)
2 Litter Bins - £1,000 (4%)
Borders Cleared of Overgrown Vegetation - £1,000 (4%)
Tree Whips - Several hundred supplied and planted - £1,000 (4%)
Topographic Survey Map - £800 (3%)
Other - £1,503 (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.

Path Materials & Machinery Hire
Birdsmouth Fencing 92 m
Path Labour
Potential Sculptured Plastic bottle Recycling Bin
Potential Sculpture Loan
2 Litter Bins
Borders Cleared of Overgrown Vegetation
Tree Whips - Several hundred supplied and planted
Topographic Survey Map
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Hedging 80% (Mixed Wild Life friendly) 230m, 1150 plants
  • Hedging 20% (Mixed Wild Life friendly) 230m, 1150 plants
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Wisteria Arch Tunnel (24 ft) £4000
  • Banqueting Table and Chairs (6m) £4000
  • Plants to Stock one large border £3200

Total £23,803

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