This local Doorstep Green project was funded under the Big Lottery Fund’s predecessor the ‘New Opportunities Fund’. The aim of the doorstep green scheme was to find green spaces which could be organised into relatively small parks and then create a local charitable trust to own, fundraise for, and run each space in perpetuity.
Weddles worked extensively with Kettlebridge Action Group and the local community to understand their requirements and aspirations. The design is a colourful inviting community space with seating, ball games walls, an informal play area, events space and footpaths giving opportunities for play, rest and community involvement. Indeed our aims were to give the local children ‘ownership’ of the park by getting them involved with planting bulbs, painting murals and building mosaics.