Shaping Nature Neighbourhoods
Green Communities is an exciting new project which will connect people and wildlife in Devonport, Central Park, and in Keyham and the West of the City.
Building on the work of Green Minds, each of these 3 nature neighbourhood will have a team made up of a National Trust ranger and a Plymouth City Council officer. They will be friendly faces out and about in communities and will work alongside community businesses and social enterprises, local residents, schools, and community groups to listen to how they want to improve their green spaces, and will support them to make things happen!
The Green Communities team will work alongside these communities to offer a range of activities, from free nature themed events, green skills sharing sessions, and volunteering opportunities, which will be spaces for people from across the neighbourhood to shape their local nature places. Not only will this give people the chance to get out and about and feel more connected with nature on their doorstep, but it will also mean that nature spaces across the neighbourhoods are improved for wildlife, too. Good for people, good for wildlife.
Green Communities is a partnership project between Plymouth City Council, National Trust, Devon Wildlife Trust, Real Ideas Organisation, and Zebra Collective. It is a pilot project funded through a combination of grants and contributions, including support from Heritage Lottery Fund Urban Nature Development Grant and Natural England.
Meet the team!
Left to right: Oscar (National Trust, Keyham neighbourhood), Holly (Plymouth City Council, Central Park neighbourhood), Jess (National Trust, Central Park neighbourhood), Daisy (Plymouth City Council, Keyham neighbourhood), Henry (National Trust, Devonport neighbourhood), Elliot (Plymouth City Council, Devonport neighbourhood).