AMAZING NEWS! Uplands Living Streets can now announce that we have reached our crowdfunding target for the Onwards & Uplands campaign!
Swansea Council’s match funding of just over £3,000 came in, taking us over our crowdfunding target!! That’s on top of £1000 received from Councillors Nick Davies and Mary Sherwood from their local budget, and 50 donations from community members and local businesses! It’s amazing amazing news, thank you so much to everyone who has contributed!!!
This means we can get started on the project earlier than we had previously hoped for!
Raised beds for flowers and herbs!
Chatty benches for community chats!
A nature trail, “the three parks challenge”!
Creative interventions across the area!
There is still time to add your donation if you haven’t done so yet! By making a donation before we close you will get:
A sunflower to grow in your window / garden!
Your name on a community gratitude tree!
Your business logo on a Thank You banner!
The sense of having contributed to the community!
Our personal heartfelt appreciation!
And of course, there will be lots of opportunities to get involved as the project swings into the delivery phase, so watch this space or drop us a message to stay connected! Thanks again everyone, we can’t quite believe it!
PLUS! Come and talk to us if you’re out and about at Uplands Market this weekend, we’ll be there asking people where they would like to see our new CHATTY BENCHES located!
We are keen to see how we can encourage people of all ages to walk more because we know that walking not only helps to improve peoples’ mental and physical health and sense of wellbeing, it also makes for friendlier and less polluted neighbourhoods.
We would love to see if we can co-create a project that brings together our ideas and yours, and which involves pupils, parents and teachers. So far our ideas include encouraging more children and young people to walk and cycle to school, and developing a pollution and traffic awareness campaign through the use of air quality monitors. But we know schools, pupils and parents will have lots of ideas too!
Saturday 10th July
10:30am via Zoom
Register via Eventbrite
We’d like to invite you to a zoom meeting where we can share our ideas, and hear yours! The Chair of Governors from a school in Butetown, Cardiff has been invited to tell us about the work they’ve been doing, and also a representative from Living Streets Cymru will tell us about their campaigns in schools up and down the country.
With the current lockdown stretching everyone’s patience, Uplands living Streets is keen to bring together local people who are interested in growing more in their gardens in 2021, or getting involved with community garden and green spaces projects across Uplands & Brynmill. One local resident, Chris Wyatt told us “growing vegetables and flowers has really helped me stay sane during lockdown”.
We’re bringing together those with skills and experience, as well as those with enthusiasm and no experience, on Saturday 27th February, for an online meeting starting a 10.30 All the details can be found on Eventbrite where you can register for free to attend – or contact Jane Tonks on 07804 792011.
Don’t miss our community newsletter, keeping everyone up to date on all our activities and ideas! Please share this with your networks and contact us if you would like to get involved! You can also email us about anything you think we could include in future issues, or anything green / community / walkability or cycling related that you think fits our mission of making Uplands greener, cleaner, happier, healthier and more walkable!
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