Treasured space, new place

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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).
  • Treasured space, new place

    1. 1. Treasured space, new place Friends of Meriton Road Park Meeting 1 February 2010 Presented by Sara Knowles
    2. 2. The outdoor centre of the community Recreation Other themes? Heritage Education Environment Community
    3. 3. What does the community want? • Pre-school • School-age • Secondary school age/youth • Young adults • Families • Older people • Elderly • Special needs
    4. 4. 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?
    5. 5. 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
    6. 6. Designated play areas (by age group)
    7. 7. Heritage: Education/learning
    8. 8. Park art
    9. 9. Imaginative planting
    10. 10. Growing food
    11. 11. Community allotments
    12. 12. Events
    13. 13. Pond preservation
    14. 14. Sensory area/garden
    15. 15. Under-used space…
    16. 16. Wildflower meadow area
    17. 17. Cycleway/footpath Nature or heritage trail
    18. 18. 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?
    19. 19. 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

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