The park on Lees Hill has long been badly looked after. We are proposing to give it a lick of paint, get some raised beds in and some more fun things for the kids, to connect up to Newark Crescent and start a community gardening project - with gardening groups and classes.
The area suffers from some anti social behaviour and we are hoping that with more community love we can decrease this and enable residents to use our outside space more and connect to each other - combatting isolation and loneliness.
By growing our own food we are also ensuring some level of food secuity, free food to local people, skills and confidence for people to grow their own food. Gardening has been shown to have a positive effect on well being and mental ill health.
The area will become part of the Sneinton Bee and Ecology Pathway - providing habitats for minibeats and other wildlife. We will be connecting with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to find ways to maximise the effectiveness of the space for other species.
Please support us if you can - even just £1 is helpful - so we can reconnect to our local land - helping people, plants, creatures all at once.
Specifically at the moment we are hoping to buy some activity boards for the park, lots of soil, fruit trees and bushes, lots of paint!!
The project is really wonderfully being supported by the Dale councillors - and I am working in partnership with them, Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes. All of which are being brilliant and really supportive!!