Thirty green spaces in seven towns are to get makeovers courtesy of Cornwall Council and ERDF funding.

The spaces are in Camborne, Redruth, Hayle, Penzance, Pool, Bude and Saltash, and include previously unremarkable areas in towns and on housing estates.

The three year project is being led by the Council’s Natural Environment Service, with the aim of bringing wildlife and bio-diversity back to 35 hectares of land in residential areas, enabling local communities to thrive and enjoy their communal spaces for a green and prosperous future.

Eight projects have been completes so far, and are being well received by locals.

Three events are planned for October, to inform local communities about projects in their area:

  • (Has already happened) Residents can visit the Burraton Community Centre at the Grenfell Estate in Saltash which will be open on Thursday 4 October 4.30 – 6.30pm, to hear plans including a mass bulb planting, a wildflower meadow and new tree planting in the communal green spaces between houses.
  • Celebrate Apple Day at the Kehelland Trust in Camborne, on 13 October 11am – 5pm.  The team will be there to give a flavour of the project with fun activities linked to feeding Cornwall’s wildlife through the winter.
  • On 23 October 10am – 1pm, residents are invited to get their hands dirty at the Trenoweth Estate, Redruth, where bulb planting and wildflower meadow seeding will be taking place.

For more details, see the Cornwall Council press release.