Cornwall Council has new ERDF funding to invest in urban green spaces, and is going to be using it to transform ‘green deserts’ into wildlife friendly spaces.

They will be enhancing spaces such as:

  • recreation grounds
  • parks
  • edges of sports fields
  • verges and
  • closed churchyards

This is to create havens for bees, butterflies, birds and hedgehogs. There will be:

  • wildflower meadows
  • ponds
  • hedges
  • trees
  • pollinator shrubs and
  • bulbs to brighten up selected areas

Wildlife is not the only focus of the project. The project will improve access and understanding through:

  • signage
  • seats
  • paths and
  • ‘natural play’ opportunities

Work will commence in September in the following areas:

  • Falmouth
    • The Beacon Park
    • Lambs Lane estate
    • Swanvale open space in Boslowick
    • Tregoniggie Woodland
  • Launceston
    • Windmill Hill (known as Coronation park)
    • Wooded area beside Coronation park
  • Newquay
    • St Columb Minor play area
    • Verges in Listry, Mayfield & surrounding areas
    • Open space between 36 & 44 Towan Blystra Road
  • Liskeard
    • St Martin’s Churchyard
    • Castle park
    • Lanchard Woods
  • Penryn
    • Glasney Field (site of the old college)
    • Trelawney Park
    • Woodland below Saracen Way
  • St Austell
    • A391 verges (already underway)
    • Cemetery park
    • Land south of The Meadows

You can find out more on the Cornwall Council website.