The Great Green Frederick Walker Community Garden
We have been shortlisted as one of three successful bids to receive a grant up to £5000. Tescos teamed up with Groudwork to launch the monthly funding scheme which is raised from the 5p bag levy - being awarded to local outdoor community projects. Voting is open in stores now until 28 January 2017. Customers can cast their vote using a token given at the check-out in store each time they shop. If you don't get one please ask for a token to vote.
This is in connection with Groundwork who work with Tescos stores to Our neighbourhood garden plans to promote and inspire community growing for all generations of the immediate and wider area. Currently the space is unused and unloved, it is prone to anti-social activities and is unpleasant to live next to. It is unsightly because of litter from takeaway packaging, bottles both glass and plastic and has been used for fly-tipping. Other than overgrown shrubs, trees and a large expanse of grass this space has no features and no purpose but has great potential. To prevent this continuing the space needs a rethink to change it into a garden the community can be proud of.
By working together with the local community and the children of Field Lane School we hope to transform this neglected space into a much loved local hub. We hope to host educational workshops, teaching basic horticultural skills, composting, recycling, seed collection and how to cook their produce.
Our garden will include an orchard, edible hedging of thorn-less blackberries, raspberries and other fruits as agreed by the community and a seating area with book sharing benches. The hedging also acts as a buffer zone which creates an enclosed safe space accessible to everyone.
Thank you for your support with this.
Field Lane J I & N School, Albion Street, Batley, WF17 5AH
Headteacher: Hilary Towers-Islam
For general enquiries: Mandy Williamson or Shamim Patel (office staff)
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SENCO: Ruth Hirst and Sally Cooper