Last year a group of volunteers came together to try and improve the Council owned land at Kett’s Cave and Sandy Park and run community events to help more people to enjoy these open spaces. Our group is called the Pockthorpe Community Group – we’ve used the old name for our part of the City. Over the last year, volunteers have removed a huge amount of, often dangerous, rubbish from both sites. We want to go further and work with the Council to continue to improve the sites – to promote biodiversity, to encourage more people to use them, and to make them a space that all of us can take pride in.
We’ve sketched out a possible plan of action and we would love to hear from you as to what you think about the plan and any suggestions you might have. We are holding a public consultation between 1 and 4 pm on Saturday 4th December, in the Scouts Hut on Mousehold Avenue.
Don’t worry if you can’t make it on the 4th. You can email your comments to us at email@example.com or phone us on 07757 418385. For more details of what we’ve been doing and how to get involved – go to https://pockthorpecommunity.org/ or join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/httpspockthorpecommunity.org
POSSIBLE ACTION PLAN
⦁ open up nature paths at Sandy Park (1)
⦁ build a set of steps to create a green corridor linking Sandy Park and Kett’s Cave (2)
⦁ create a wildflower meadow opposite the playground at Kett’s Cave (3)
⦁ restore the orchard to the north of the cottage at Kett’s cave and adding raised beds for flowers/produce (4)
We have consulted with environmental experts as to the proposals – they’ve concluded that the changes would have a positive impact on the biodiversity of the site.
Please us know what you think!
Blog post by Tony