The Friends of Egford Park and Frome Town Council (FTC) have worked together to create a draft plan based on suggestions from the local community for the park and want to hear what local residents think at an online meeting on 31st March at 5.30pm.
The plan incorporates native hedgerow and wildflowers to support biodiversity, pathways for walking and cycling, benches and a wooden shelter, football goals and basketball nets for recreation and play as well as a Tiny Forest. Tiny Forests can help fight climate change and support local wildlife while creating positive experiences, as people of all ages can get involved, learn, and help to create a vibrant woodland to enjoy for years to come.
Cllr Sara Butler said, “This idea is in its early stages, but FTC is keen to try new approaches to fighting climate change and supporting biodiversity, and we hope to learn a lot from seeing how it develops.”
Frome Town Council has secured funding to work with Earthwatch to create a Tiny Forest at Egford Park for residents to enjoy and reconnect with nature. The funding means the project can happen in addition to rewilding, seed sowing and other community-led tree planting projects, so the town can be supported to enjoy nature in many different ways.
Our woodland and green spaces in Frome provide a wonderful opportunity to see local wildlife and boost our physical and mental wellbeing but creating new wild spaces in urban areas, which will help to increase biodiversity and offset carbon, can be challenging.
Be a part of the plan at Egford Park and share your comments, ideas and questions by joining the online meeting on 31st March at 5.30pm. View the plans below and sign up at bit.ly/EgfordParkMeeting
To address any questions, you might have about Tiny Forests, the experts at Earthwatch will be leading a presentation and Q&A session via Zoom on Tuesday 20th April at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to come along, book your place online at: http://bit.ly/egfordlanetinyforest
If you can’t make either of the events and have any questions, get in touch by emailing Friends of Egford Park Group on firstname.lastname@example.org.