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Vision for the development of Meriton Road Park, Handforth, Cheshire.

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  • Sara Knowles
  • Benefits – tourism, grants, income generation, community development and motivation
  • See http://www.pondconservation.org.uk/ - grants available
  • Information at http://www.sensorytrust.org.uk/information/factsheets/sensory_garden1.html
  • Check grants available imminently e.g. Parks for People ( 1 March/31 August); 250,000 – 3m; Young Roots 3K-25k).

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  • Treasured space, new place
    • Friends of Meriton Road Park Meeting 1 February 2010
    • Presented by Sara Knowles
  • The outdoor centre of the community Recreation Other themes? Heritage Education Environment Community
  • What does the community want?
    • Pre-school
    • School-age
    • Secondary school age/youth
    • Young adults
    • Families
    • Older people
    • Elderly
    • Special needs
  • What we have
    • Pond area
    • Meadow area
    • Playground
    • Tennis/sports courts
    • Bowling green area
    • Football pitch area
    • Entrance areas
    • Footpaths
    • Seating
    • Picnic areas
    • New exercise area – coming soon
    • How are they currently used?
    • Scope to improve?
    • New/better uses for spaces?
    • Links with wider community/environment
    • Priorities?
  • Some inspiration – other parks groups
    • Leaders/community groups responsible for sections
    • Promotion/marketing
    • Environmental transformation
    • Whole community involvement
    • Programme of events e.g. carnivals, galas, festivals
    • Green Flag Awards
  • Designated play areas (by age group)
  • Heritage: Education/learning
  • Park art
  • Imaginative planting
  • Growing food
  • Community allotments
  • Events
  • Pond preservation
  • Sensory area/garden
  • Under-used space…
  • Wildflower meadow area
  • Cycleway/footpath Nature or heritage trail
  • Next steps?
    • Consultation with representation from whole community - wish list (March/April 2010)
    • 3-5 year plan- priorities (May/June 2010)
    • Fundraising plan (June/July 2010)
    • Implement plan, identify funding sources and apply for funding – September 2010
    • How can you help?
  • Contact us
    • Barbara Pownall – Chair
    • Sheila Rovira - Vice Chair
    • Tracy Bratt – Secretary
    • Margaret Wood - Treasurer
    • Liz Wilson – Cheshire East Council Liaison/Representative
    • Sara Knowles – Fundraising Officer
    • Friends of Meriton Road Park
    • http://www.handforth.net/ email: park@handforth.net