Grant application - April 2010
Details of this grant application:
Oakworth in Bloom (in conjunction with the Friends of Holden Park, Oakworth).
We would like to apply for funding to improve the local environment around Oakworth.
£250.00 to spend on mixed flowering bulbs to enhance the areas leading into the village.
- The flagged/lawned seating area at the side of Oakworth Road at the junction of Slaymaker Road.
- The triangular garden at the top of Providence crescent
- The grassed verge area to the West side of Providence lane
- The areas around the new stone sign on Oakworth Road.
- The grassed central reservation at Cure Hill
£250 to spend on three ‘saddle planters’ for the top of the railings outside the front of Holden Hall.
£150 to spend on Woodland Aconite, Lesser Celandine and Wood Anemones in the woodland areas, which will significantly extend the flowering season in the woods.
£150 to spend on native bog garden and specific native wet woodland plants to encourage the diversity of species within the area defined as the Wet woodland/bog garden. The use of herbaceous perennials and native shrubs will increase habitats for local fauna and insects, making this a valuable and enjoyable place to visit.
The wet woodland area project in the park has already been started by the Friends group with over £2000 of funding (from grants and monies raised from park events) for hard landscaping and access improvements and if the Oakworth in Bloom group could contribute to the project with the addition of funds for planting as above it will allow us to make the area very special indeed and as a bonus will enhance the relationship between the two groups.
Total applied for: £800.00
All plants as detailed above are herbaceous perennial plants, or long lasting shrubs, which will give long lasting sustainability for many years and give significant aesthetic value with a welcoming show of flowers for all visitors to our village.
Chairman, Friends of Holden Park, Oakworth.
On behalf of the Oakworth in Bloom group.
This bid for funding has been successful and we have just received a cheque for £800 from Keighey Area Panel.