Chapelfield’s community meadow has received new willow fencing, following a bid to the Greggs Foundation and the People’s Postcode Trust.

New fencing for Chapelfield in Radcliffe

The local Growing Together Group (GTG), who put the bid together, also received £200 of funding to run a community gala with an aim to showcase the new fencing, community meadow and beehive to local residents.

Norman, one of the local residents responsible for GTG, said, “We organised a good clean-up of the estate in preparation for our gala event at the weekend. We were very grateful of the hard work of the Community Payback team and caretakers from Six Town Housing who helped. Pavements were jet washed, grass edges cut, 12 bags of litter picked and fly tipping was cleared with the cage vans.” 

Six Town Housing staff and a cage van used for clearing rubbish  Six Town Housing's Cyril the Squirrel

“The family fun Gala was run to celebrate completion of our Willow Fencing project. This has really transformed our community meadow and orchard for the benefit of all. It has made the area safer too so that all children can’t get through the hedgerow to the golf course. We’re now going ahead with phase 2 which is the compost area, fruit bed area and ornamental pagoda which will enhance the area for somewhere for residents to sit and enjoy the surroundings. We raised about £460 from the event which will be spent on this work.”

Six Town Housing staff (including Cyril the Squirrel) attended the gala to promote a number of services to local residents and ran a colouring competition for attending children.

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