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Neighbourhood green spaces are vital to
our everyday quality of life, but are often neglected and can
attract crime. They need to be well designed and made relevant to
the needs of local people so that they become well used, loved and
Groundwork's teams of landscape
contractors and community co-ordinators work with local people
to create or improve their community gardens, parks, play areas,
footpaths and other natural spaces.
We also help to create activities to put land back to use, such
as sport and exercise schemes or food growing.
For more information, please see examples
of previous projects below, plus you
can download our Improving
Open Spaces leaflet.
Julianne Tate, Business
Location: Marlborough Street Estate, Central Leeds Residents of the Marlborough Street estate can now relax as well as get involved in food growing and gardening activities on their doorstep thanks to the development of two brand new garden areas on land once dominated by concrete paving slabs.
Location: Leeds A group of young people on our Foundation Learning courses helped develop the grounds of a local youth centre, putting their newly acquired skills to good use.
Location: Calder Homes Park, Hebden Bridge A valued facility, this skate park had become a victim of its own success due to wear and tear and overcrowding. It was therefore altered to cater for the large number of young people wanting to use the facility, and for different skateboarding abilities.
Location: Tynwald Woods Tynwald Woods was transformed from being an overgrown, unusable space to an urban oasis which can be enjoyed by all members of the community.
Location: Tinshill Garth This community space was transformed from overgrown area with unusable play equipment to a green space where nature could thrive and local people could relax.
Location: Leeds A city-centre makeover in Leeds - courtesy of Marks & Spencer.
Location: Middleton Park Circus The project aimed to develop an area of unnatractive open space in the centre of Middleton to benefit local residents, visitors and businesses
Location: Leeds Woodland Mount was a neglected pocket park which we transformed into an useful community area, full of clean green space and trees.