On Wednesday 11th April residents, business representatives and members of local community groups from the Walcot gathered at The Bell to formally launch the Wild Walcot Community Partnership as a constituted community group. A steering group was voted in and process for gathering membership began. These developments enable the group to raise funds to undertake various wildlife projects on and around Walcot Street which aim to create a better environment for those who live, work or visit Walcot Street and the surrounding area.
The event was also the launch of the Wild Walcot Green Corridor. Residents and businesses registered their outdoor spaces to be part of the project and pledged to plant up them up with wildlife friendly plants. If you’re based in the Walcot area then why not register to be part of the green corridor? Whether you have a garden, a yard, a window sill or a pot you can help us make Walcot a better place for bees, butterflies and birds. We are hoping to build an interactive map where people can tag their space but in the meantime if you want to register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The green corridor will also include key green spaces in the area including the pop-up garden that we created in the Cattlemarket car park along with Vegmead and Walcot Chapel graveyard among others.
We’ll be running monthly sessions at the pop-up garden on the first Thursday of ever month from 15:30-18:30pm so do come along and lend a hand. You are also very welcome to weed, water, harvest or just relax at the pop-up garden at any time. This is a community space and belongs to all of us.
The Wild Walcot Community Partnership is a collaborative, inclusive enterprise. Your interest and involvement is key to enabling positive change to happen. The pop-up garden demonstrates what this looks like in practice and with help we can do so much more.