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    Application CG/02/17 - Youth Services Community Clean Up
    Youth Services submitted an application to deliver a community clean up programme involving young people.  Activities proposed are litter picks at Moss Street, Sparth, Newbold, Falinge, Freehold and Kirkholt, planting seeds at Moss Street and tidying the outside of the Youth Centre during creative days in the school holidays.  Young people who participate will be given healthy food and drinks after each activity and rewarded with cycling, kayaking and bush craft activities in the summer.  The community clean up aims to tidy Balderstone Park, Sparth, Falinge Flats/Park, Freehold Estate, Moss Street Youth Centre and surrounding areas.
    Decision: Members agreed to support this application
    with an amount of £415

    Application CG/01/17 - Explore Your Environment
    NatureEd (a community interest company) support local communities to enjoy and benefit their local green spaces using their specialist expertise in environmental education.  The application submitted proposes a themed project ‘Explore Your Environment’ (EYE) that would consist of two parts.  Community groups will be encouraged to participate in practical conservation sessions which will help improve their local green space.  Groups will be able to choose from a range of eco-activities including:

    ·      planting native bulbs, trees, wild flowers, etc.

    ·      making a bird feeder station, nest boxes, etc.

    ·      learning about trees in winter, making seasonal decorations, etc.

    ·      litter picking, taking part in the wildlife lethal litter trail, etc.


    Activities can be delivered at either the group’s normal meeting place or at one of the Rochdale Township parks or countryside sites (subject to suitability and availability).  Groups will be able to find out about the activities through NatureEd’s new website and a poster giving ideas about how people can get involved and additional information to group leaders and parents.

    If a group chooses to do their session at Balderstone Park, as part of the activity they would also be involved in helping to create a new EYE Spy trail for the park by taking photographs of the heritage features of the area, sharing their favourite walk routes, etc.  NatureEd will work closely with the Friends Groups and Library Service so the trail can add value to their events and activities.  The Friends Group is supportive of this bid and can see the trail being popular.  Photographs and research will be collected over the autumn and winter to be passed on to the designer to produce the map and photo clues for a self-led trail around the park using the natural and man-made heritage features such as the carved animal benches recently installed by the Friends Group.  The EYE Spy trail would give families a fun introduction to map reading whilst the Friends Group, local schools and Scout/Guide groups could adapt the map to give more challenging activities such as learning grid references, etc.

    Decision: Members agreed to support this application with an amount of £1,450 on condition NatureEd ensure:

    ·      Information about the project is circulated to all Rochdale Township Councillors

    ·      Sessions are  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.


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