Peckover Community Garden Group bids for funding to transform derelict land into wildlife space

PUBLISHED: 14:29 06 November 2017

Peckover Community Garden Group bids for funding to transform derelict land into wildlife space. Peckover Primary School children are pictured.

Peckover Community Garden Group bids for funding to transform derelict land into wildlife space. Peckover Primary School children are pictured.

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Plans to develop a derelict piece of land into a wildlife garden space for Peckover students and families have received supported from a local community group.

Peckover Primary School’s idea is being backed by The Peckover Community Garden Group, who have submitted a bid for funding.

It is hoping to be awarded cash from the Aviva Community Fund that gives between £1,000 and £25,000 to projects across the UK, with the public voting for their favourites.

Members of the school team want to develop the land as a garden to promote physical, social and mental health.

A spokesman for The Peckover Community Garden Group said: “Our vision is to attract people of all ages and backgrounds to regenerate the space, which will include a low maintenance allotment section, wildlife area and natural habitats including bug hotels and bird boxes.

“The idea of the community garden is to ensure that children and families in our community have the opportunity to enjoy green space, through maintenance of the allotment areas and raised beds.”

To vote go to www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk

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