Welcome to Abergavenny Community Nature Spaces
About the Project
Our public outdoor spaces also provide opportunities to be active, connect with others, be creative and interact with nature, improving physical and mental well-being. Having the opportunity to play in natural environments helps children develop social skills, language and comprehension. These spaces are also incredibly important for wildlife and for providing services such as storing carbon, slowing the flow of rainwater and providing green lungs in our urban areas.
Monmouthshire County Council has been awarded Local Places for Nature funding by Welsh Government to build upon the success of the Community Nature Spaces pilot in Monmouth and Chepstow to deliver a similar scheme in Abergavenny. The project aims to target green transformation of Green Spaces that will benefit from better grassland management and enhancements for nature to create mini havens for wildlife, providing habitat for pollinators and urban wildlife. But they will not only benefit wildlife; Community Nature Spaces will also provide residents with opportunities for wild play, community growing areas and places for quiet reflection.
Community Nature Spaces could include:
- Community food growing spaces
- fruit trees/community orchards
- mini meadows and native hedgerows
- flower-rich meadows mounds and slopes
- Planting for pollinators and other wildlife
- Tree and shrub planting
Concepts and Photos
Tell us what you think
We want to understand how the spaces are currently used and what communities want to see delivered in their areas. Please take our online survey by 31st July 2023:
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