Postcode Local Trust Award
The “Friends” are now 10 months into their latest project the creation of a “Wildflower/Wellbeing Garden” in Singleton Park. Progress is well advanced with the pathways being complete within the next few weeks.
One of the great concerns was whether there would be enough money not only to complete the infrastructure but also to purchase wildflower seeds and plants for the new area. This difficulty has been overcome with funding of £9,705 received from the Postcode Local Trust.
Our grant application was for 3 x 6ft seats, insect homes, bird/bat boxes, wildflower seeds and bulbs. The success of the application means that the seats will be put in place within the next couple of weeks. 32nd Rhyddings Cub Scouts are helping us fill the insect mansion and install the nesting boxes and finally 8 kilos of wildflower seeds are now on order.
This project has opened an underused area in Singleton Park and will enable all the local community to visit and enjoy the tranquil area. The new views over the surrounding parkland and pond from the seating at the top of the garden are already superb. The thought of what the area will be look like in a few years’ time when the bluebell wood, butterfly walk and wildflowers are in bloom is mind boggling.
A huge thank you to the Postcode Local Trust for enabling this project to reach fruition.
GOWER SOCIETY GRANT
The “Friends” have been fortunate enough to be awarded a £1,000 grant from The Gower Society towards specific seating in the new Wildflower/Wellbeing garden.
The grant funding was awarded for various aspects of the project i.e. encouraging and appreciating the love of Gower, promoting an environmentally friendly rural economy and ensuring the preservation of the character and architecture of Gower.
The project met the above criteria by aiming to encourage more people to discover and appreciate a Grade 1 listed Public Park, inclusion of heritage panels detailing the history of Singleton Park and encouraging more wildlife into the area by the provision of wildflowers and nesting boxes.
The new Wildflower/Wellbeing Garden will not only provide a long-lasting legacy for future generations within the Botanical Gardens in Singleton Park but has also provided employment to local companies.
The photograph below shows the seat in
the new area that has been constructed with the help of the Gower Society’s