The Moor Pool Heritage Trust was granted funding of just over £8,500 towards the Moor Pool Gardens community pocket park. The funding was received from the Department for Communities and Local Government
The following press release accompanied the announcement.
More than 80 unloved and neglected urban spaces across the country will be transformed into green oases for everyone to use, thanks to a share of a £1.5 million dedicated fund, Communities Secretary Greg Clark announced today.
Increasing the availability of green space draws more people outside, giving residents, particularly in urban areas without gardens of their own, more space to relax, get together with their neighbours, grow food and provide a safe space for their children to play.
Now 87 community groups, from Newcastle to Penryn in Cornwall, will have the money to create their own ‘dream’ pocket parks, developing small parcels of land, sometimes as small as the size of a tennis court.
The funds were to enable hard surface pathways to be completed and safety fencing to protect the wildlife area and deep culvert. The lawned area would be laid and the target was to finish these initial works in time for a Mayday opening ceremony.