We are working with a volunteer-led group passionate about our environment and the health & wellbeing of our community. Through partnership with Cornwall Council, we have been given the opportunity to turn some unused open space and woodland on the outskirts of the town centre into a community, biodiversity haven – but we need your help!
The vision is for this to be the first of several open spaces and woodland areas across our beautiful town, to increase community access to nature. We want to support woodland activities to benefit the health & wellbeing of our community and we hope to create safe, accessible spaces for our community to socialise and build confidence in, as well as having a positive impact on the environment.
Phase 1 will see the woodland cleared and made safe for use by the community. Phase 2 will see the re-introduction of plant species suited to the habitat, creating a woodland/wildflower meadow mix. The plan includes laying of wheelchair friendly paths, creating a circular route through the site with the addition of a picnic area that can be enjoyed by all members of the community.
In November 2020 our community helped riase over £6,000 on Crowdfunder. The money raised will be spent on items such as; benches, paths, additional planting, dormouse nest boxes, bug hotels, fencing, seed balls, signage, and much more.
A donation of £10 would sponsor a tree for a year or two seed balls to increase the biodiversity in the grassland areas, £100 will sponsor a dedicated tree for life or a picnic bench, £500 will buy a bench, and all donors receive a Friend of the Forest For Launceston certificate.
Launceston CDT recognises that our town is in dire need of open and accessible green space – this project, like our others, will help create that space. As the plans developed we will keep you updated along the way – let us know what you think about our newest venture so far!