Green Infrastructure for Growth

Making space for nature

Cornwall Council is investing in urban green spaces across seven Cornish towns.  We are creating nature-rich habitat across an area equivalent to 35 rugby pitches.

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As of November 2018, the following sites have been completed:

  • In Hayle; Copperpool, Treveglos Meadow and Millpond Gardens 
  • In Redruth; Treskerby Field, Trenoweth Meadow and Knights Way
  • In Pool; East Pool Park, Treloweth Park and Crembling Well
  • In Bude; Goldsworthy Field and Kings Hill Wood 
  • In Penzance; Bolitho Gardens and Love Lane Wildlife Garden

Work continues in Bude, Pool, Penzance, Redruth and Saltash.

A series of activities in these towns will be taking place in spring 2019. We'd welcome involvement from local people in these parks. 

Select the town below and follow the links to find out what we've been up to

Following consultation in autumn 2017 and discussion with local residents in 2018, three sites were selected for improvements

Please see the plans for the sites below

Some photos of the completed works sites can be seen as pdf files here

Residents will benefit from the new planting from spring 2019.   In the meantime, we apologise for the barren appearance particularly of the wildflower meadow areas.

And will be starting soon at

Consultation took place on Thursday 28th June and the project will make improvements to

As well as these spaces, some new planting was introduced at Tuckingmill Valley Park as well as pathwork improvements.  Spring flowering bulbs will be planted over the autumn/winter 2018.

Completed projects

Project works were completed in spring and early summer 2018 at

Upcoming

Project works at the following site will be subject to funding and approval

 

The rescheduled consultation event took place on Friday 27 July between 3.30pm and 6.30pm on the promenade opposite the 'Grand Casino' amusement arcade where designs for the following site were available to view. 

In addition the team has been working with local groups who care for these spaces and we will be providing additional impetus for their work.  To view these plans, please click on the site name below;

If you would be interested in working with local volunteers already managing these sites, please email the team on GI4G@cornwall.gov.uk

Improvements have been made to these spaces during September and October 2018.  Please see the photos of works undertaken.  Full benefit of the new planting will be seen from spring 2019. 

In addition, we will be re-planting the trees along the Tolvaddon Road in November 2018.  As trees have struggled in this location previously, the species selection and planting methodology has been checked over thoroughly to ensure the best chance for these trees to thrive.

Finally, there will be bulbs planted along sections of Moorfield Road to provide late spring colour and nectar for insects.

Completed projects

Projects have been completed at:

In progress

Work has started on Knights Way and should complete during August

Commencing soon

Upcoming projects

The following sites may be progressed in 2019, subject to funding

 

Consultation took place on Saturday 21 April where the designs were available to view.  There was a further chance to talk to the team on Thursday 4 October at the Burraton Community Centre and further changes to the plans for Grenfell Estate will be undertaken as a result of comments made at that meeting.

These sites will be delivered from October 2018.

If you'd like to find out the results of our surveys which took place in and around the parks, please select the links below:

If you are interested in getting involved with these plans, please email the team on GI4G@cornwall.gov.uk.

Funding

By December 2019, £3.5m will have been spent on public open spaces, roadside verges and churchyards to make them better places for people and for wildlife. The project will receive £2.8m from the European Regional Development Fund.

Further information

If you live in one of the towns and would like to find out more about how you can get involved in the project, please get in touch.

For more information please contact GI4G@cornwall.gov.uk

Find out more about what we're doing, why we're doing it and where the funding comes from.