SHIREHAMPTON GREENS

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Our vision is for a park which serves everyone in the community; the daisy field and the adjacent allotments are the starting point for this evolving project. Input from everyone in shire will be invited and plans will be in keeping with the council's designation of the site as a green open space.

Background

In 2001 Bristol City Council awarded Shirehampton Public Hall Community Association 5000 to develop an environmental project in Shirehampton from its Sustainable Neighbourhoods Fund. Various ideas were examined and then Arthur Barker described his vision for a community park, to be sited on the Daisy Field. Various people came together early in 2002 to discuss and consult on this plan, and Shirehampton Greens was born. Plans for the park were presented to a full SCAF Meeting by Arthur, as a second stage of consultation and were favourably received. Shirehampton Greens was adopted on 26 March 2002 as an Action Group under SCAF's umbrella.

Aims and Objectives.

These are encapsulated in our Vision, which is for a community park serving everyone in the community. The Daisy Field and the adjacent allotments are the starting point for this evolving project. Input from everyone in Shire will be invited and plans will be in keeping with the Council's designation of the site as a green open space.

Partner Organisations

These are at present the following:
SCAF
BCC Public Transport and Park & Ride Team
BCC Parks Dept and Landscape Management Team
BCC Environment Transport and Leisure
Severn Estuary Conservation Planners
BCC Allotments Management Team
Wessex Ecological Consultancy
The Bristol Roundhouse Project
SHIRE
Friends of Lamplighters Marsh, (embryonic group resulting from Park & Ride Consultation)
BTCV, Generation Earth
Forest Of Avon
Cannington College
UK on Line, who will initiate a project website
BCC Community Education, (SHAWL)

Proposed Projects and Actions for 2003/4

Wide consultation with SCAF schools/youth, community groups and people in Shire. Also consolidating Shirehampton Greens and subsidiary work parties
Developing networks and fundraising for Project Development Worker's salary and projects so that the project becomes sustainable after 2003
Researching growing a Grow Hedge along the Portway/Daisy Field parameter as required by the BCC Landscape Officer
Developing 'Friends of Lamplighters Marsh' group
Developing an allotments project which includes draining, pond making, planting a community orchard and possible allotments use
Investigate use of offenders subject to Community Punishment Orders for site work

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