Funding pot to help rejuvenate green spaces in Wayland communities

Pamela Morgan, who is spearheading the Growing Together project, managed by the Wayland Partnership

Pamela Morgan, who is spearheading the Growing Together project, managed by the Wayland Partnership in Watton. - Credit: Archant

Is there an unloved green space in your community? A new scheme by the Wayland Partnership is aiming to help local communities tidy up these areas.

The Growing Together project, funded by the People's Postcode Lottery, will give Watton and Wayland's 15 villages a pot of £150 each to spend on rejuvenating a green space in their community.

These projects can range from neatening up a grass area to sowing wildflower seeds or planting saplings, with the main aim being to bring people together for a project which will improve their area.

The 10-month scheme began in August, and project coordinator Pamela Morgan is in the process of visiting and collecting ideas from the villages to see what projects they may like to undertake with the funding.

Ms Morgan said: 'It encompasses a lot of things, not just the benefit to wildlife and the environment. It is about growing as a community and working on a project together.


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'The Wayland Partnership has done a lot of things with the community but not with an environmental/conservation theme.'

Interest has been shown by charities including Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the Woodland Trust, which has donated 500 saplings to the scheme.

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Ms Morgan is keen to make the most of local expertise to provide guidance.

The funding could also be used to regenerate or continue previous green space projects.

She added: 'The sites need to have public access, and the projects also need to have sustainability and be sort of low maintenance, so nature can look after itself as much as possible.'

For more information, to suggest a project for your community or to volunteer, go to wayland.org.uk/about/wayland-growing-together-project or contact the Wayland Partnership on 01953 883915.

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