Saturday, 30 April 2011

Various blossoms on the Green Heart Den

Egremont Russet
                                           Malus Golden Hornet crab apple

                                                         Malus Golden Hornet crab apple

Saturday, 9 April 2011

North plot wall progress

Works associated with the new north plot boundary wall is progressing nicely. The brickwork for the wall is to be rebuilt to a height of one metre after which one metere high metal railings will be installed on top.

The work associated with the new brickwork was joint funded by Barrow Borough Council and the Marsh Street Arches and Garden CIC and using bricks previously donated to the CIC by Armstrongs. Works associated with the new metal railings and gates will be commissioned by the Marsh Street Arches and Garden CIC and funded via their Our Green Space grant.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Cumbrian communities wanted for new project to help local green spaces

Friends of the Lake District are looking for communities across Cumbria who would like to develop, enhance or celebrate the heritage of their local environment.
The landscape conservation charity is inviting communities from across Cumbria to apply to take part in a three year project that will provide support and funding to undertake work or activities focused on their village greens or urban green spaces. 
Friends of the Lake District are developing the project to build upon the success of ‘Our Green Space', a Heritage Lottery funded project that has provided financial support, help and advice for five communities developing their green spaces and celebrating them by holding events and festivals. Run over the past four years, ‘Our Green Space' has found that communities greatly value their local green areas and many would like help to look after them and enjoy them more.
All nominations for the new project should be submitted by May 9th 2011 and could include proposals such as repairing historic features on a green, developing a wildlife area or pond, researching the history or archaeology of a site or re-creating celebrations and activities on the green. 
Projects should aim to involve many people within the community and training, help and advice will be provided to develop a plan and involve others. The project will focus on the history and culture of green spaces or environmental and communty benefits, and is not aimed at funding playgrounds, allotments, school playing fields or formal council owned parks.

You can download an application form on their website here.
If you would like more information please visit: Our Green Space or phone Friends of the Lake District on 01539 720788.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Greengate Bridge structure update

Following our long standing concerns in regard to what we understood to be a deteriorating condition of the Greengate Street bridge structure and following recent structural surveys commissioned by Cumbria County Council, the bridge has been given the following classification as identified in the picture below.