Pocket Parks

The St Peter’s and the Moors Big Local community group is one of the recipients of the only two organisations (the other is West End Partnership) securing Pocket Parks funding in the Gloucestershire County.

The Pocket Parks is a Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) initiative across the country to transform neglected urban spaces for public use.  80 such projects across the country received the funding…read more.

The two Pocket Park sites award to Big Local are:

  • the Moors Pocket Park (the old BMX track) and
  • the Tewkesbury Road Pocket Park (the old underpass below the Tewkesbury Road railway bridge near big Tesco or Range).

The SPTM Big Local have commissioned The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and Scott Farlow, an Artist and UoG Lecturer to lead the creative work on both the parks. Their approach in creating these parks would be through participation and inclusion. They will work with the residents, well wishers and those who work and study in the area, taking their views and working together with them in creating and shaping the design of the parks.  TCV is using their unique Green Gym approach, where by anyone can join them for a bit a exercise/work in creating the parks.

Plan:

  • Information boards
  • Entrance arches
  • Benches
  • Children’s play equipment created through natural material
  • insect hotels
  • bio-diversity areas
  • plants and trees
  • flower beds
  • paths
  • bird boxes
  • art works
  • solar lights

Currently Amey Highways expressed interest to support us in setting a path through the Park on the Moors Pocket Park and also help with brick work on Tewkesbury Pocket park.

If you are interested to form Friends of the Park group, please email us.  We are trying our best to get the pocket parks opened on the 3rd of Aug between 2 and 4 pm.

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