In July 2020 work began to create the Milford Community Green Space, from 2 allotments above the Holy Trinity Church on the A6, with the aim to provide a green area for the Milford School pupils during schooldays and, outside of school hours, a space for other community activities.
Green space volunteers hard at work, September 2020.
Very much a work in progress, an army of volunteer Milford residents has over the past 5 months cleared mountains of undergrowth and lorry loads of rubbish from the site, built a sturdy entrance ladder and fence (materials provided by Belper Town Council (BTC)), laid bark chip paths and, with the help of the school children, planted fruit trees (also provided by BTC) and raspberries.
A committee was formed in November 2020 to co-ordinate activities and move the project forward. They produce regular update newsletters, which are published on this site (see here for October and here for December) and have a Facebook page, here.
We are still very keen for more volunteers to come and help with improvements of the site. In the next month we plan to build a composting toilet, build raised beds for growing vegetables and create a story time seating area for the children. Anyone interested in helping out please contact Kate on 07794268059. Dates of the next work parties are below, but due to social distancing rules each work party will be limited to 6 people.
Volunteer work party
Saturday 12th December 10-12 am
Saturday 19th December 10-12 am
Monday 21st December 10-12 am
Saturday 2nd January 2021 10-12 am