Ponsanooth playing field and community wildlife garden

Ponsanooth playing field and community wildlife garden

Lead Organisation: Ponsanooth Parish Council

Investment Priority: Community and Place

Fund: CLUP

SPF awarded: £80,824

Location: Ponsanooth, Truro

Ponsanooth Parish Council and Ponsanooth Playing Field Association have identified a need for better access to the playing field and equipment to support those with limited mobility.

 

This project will provide a circular path to the playing field from both the car park and the footpath, together with two benches with arms to provide a resting place for those with limited mobility needs and to allow them to enjoy using the field. The path will assist with tackling loneliness and increase access to nature for the community.

 

The playing field is one of the only flat areas in Ponsanooth and the Coastline bungalow estate for elderly people is situated next to the playing field.

 

They will also develop the Community Wildlife Garden, which has been closed for a number of years, by creating a volunteer group with Kernow Conservation CIC. The 12 volunteers within this group will receive development and First Aid training and planning for the Community Wildlife Garden will take place alongside Kernow Conservation CIC. The group will run a series of community engagement events to assist with the planning of the garden and will rebuild the pond bridge, adding a shed, notice board, tools and first aid kit. The project will improve the biodiversity in the area.

 

With a community presence supporting the wildlife garden, providing improvements for the environment, health and wellbeing, it will be more sustainable. Several groups, such as the preschool, school and members of the community used this in the past and it will provide a much needed outdoor space for all of the community.

 

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