Spring in the air as 30 green spaces transformed

Communities in Cornwall are benefiting from 40 hectares of improved green spaces created under a pioneering scheme to bring nature-rich habitats to urban areas.

Cornwall Council is in the final stages of its Green Infrastructure for Growth - Making Space for Nature programme. The three-year scheme has brought 30 wildlife and pollinator-friendly areas to seven Cornish towns across an area equivalent to 40 rugby pitches.  Residents are being invited to take part in activities in these enriched green spaces and get involved in further improvements.

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The following sites have been completed under the scheme which is part of the Council’s Environmental Growth strategy and a practical example of the Council’s Pollinator Action Plan

  • Penzance; Bolitho Gardens, Milllennium Woods, Love Lane Wildlife Garden, Mennaye Boating Lake and Mann's Field
  • Hayle; Copperhouse Pool Margins, Treveglos Meadow and Millpond Gardens 
  • Camborne; Tuckingmill Valley Park, Wheal Harriet (Elim Centre) and Park an Tansys open space.
  • Pool; East Pool Park, Treloweth Park and Crembling Well. New trees have also been planted on Tolvaddon Road.
  • Redruth; Treskerby Playing Field, Trenoweth Playing Field, Knights Way Field and St Day Road Cemetery.
  • Bude; Goldsworthy Field, Berries Avenue and Kings Hill Wood 
  • Saltash; Warfelton Field, Grenfell Estate, Saltmill Park and Longstone Park

Work continues in Penzance and Camborne.

Future Making Space for Nature activities include community days at:

  • Berries Avenue, Bude, May 23
  • Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge, June 6 to 8
  • Goldsworthy Field, Bude, June 15
  • Treveglos Meadow, Hayle, June 21
  • St Day Road Cemetery, Redruth, June 22
  • Golowan Festival, Penzance, June 29
  • St Mary’s Churchyard, Penzance, July 3

Find more information about the Making Space for Nature project.