Hyde Park Community Orchard – the bid is in!

Fruit Printing from Orchard Planting Day

"Pear Face" Fruit Print from the Orchard Planting Day

Well, seeing as this autumn the orchard at Hyde Park, planted last November, is still settling in and we have had no fruit to harvest, we have utilised our time to write a rather chunky application to the BIG Lottery to access funding from their Community Spaces programme. The bid is for nearly £50,000 and if successful we will be able to provide new paths and seating, plant a wildflower meadow, design and install an outdoor classroom, install information panels and create some lovely artworks to really bring the area to life.

We hope that you got the chance to get involved in the consultation that these ideas sprang from – but if you didn’t, worry not as if the grant comes through there will be ample opportunity to get involved in planting, creating artworks and organising a fantastic launch event – keep an eye out for volunteer calls in 2012.

We hope to hear the outcome of the application before Christmas so watch this space…

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