Bulwell community meadow set to open after £100,000 project

Councillor Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Councils Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, has welcomed the completion of works on the Bulwell Community Meadow, a former landfill site which is now a public park.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Councils Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, has welcomed the completion of works on the Bulwell Community Meadow, a former landfill site which is now a public park.

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A revamped green space in Bulwell is set to be unveiled on Friday following a £100,000 transformation led by Nottingham City Council.

The former landfill site in Hoewood Road has been given a new lease of life and a new name – Bulwell Community Meadow – thanks to the £100,000 from Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd (WREN).

A ribbon will be cut at one the new entrance on Bardney Drive, at 12.30pm, before residents plant the first three new trees on the site.

The project has been championed by Nottingham North MP Graham Allen and Nottingham City Council.

City Councillor Dave Trimble said: “The generous funding from WREN has enabled us to create a pleasant natural area for the whole community to enjoy, with accessible paths and seats for people to rest and enjoy the surroundings.

“As the new wildflower meadow and trees get established they will enhance the surroundings for the wildlife already flourishing on site and help to attract even more.”

Contractors Robert Woodhead Ltd have been working on the site for the last year.

Company director Steve Gribby added: “It’s fantastic to work on a project that will benefit a community so positively. The meadow has been transformed from an unusable site to a public space which offers a beautiful green area to play, run and walk in; or just sit and watch the world go by.

“I know the community will take great pride and care in this green space, especially the pupils of Rufford Primary School, who have made their mark on the meadow.”

Pupils have worked with local artist Chris Campbell to design seating, entrance features and a nature trail, with designs incorporating ladybirds, butterflies and flowers.

Graham Allen MP said: “I am thrilled we’ve finally got there with the help of wonderful friends, partner organisations and local residents.

“I am really pleased that we will now have a usable green space for residents to enjoy and that will be beneficial to the local nature and environment.”