Packington Place and it’s renovation.

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Originally a neglected flower bed on the High Street/ Radford Road, this small plot was renovated by the Gill and Annabel in 2006. They cleared the site and replanted with spare plants from their own gardens. Since 2008, Gill has looked after the gardens herself and they have gone through many ups and downs!

 

 

 

In 2012 WDC placed a large number of recycling bins to one side of the bed, and as you can see from the photo, there is a telephone box, a signpost and a postbox at the front, and also shops to both sides. A challenging area to keep clean, as it’s used by local dog owners, and seems to be always full of litter,  it’s been hard work over the years.  Recently (2013) it went through another major renovation, with approval from WDC.  It continues to be monitored and maintained by Gill.

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Of course Gals are limited in what they can achieve, and it seems at last as if plans are in place to finally improve this neglected space, and you can read all about them by clicking the link below. Alternatively you can download the PDF to print off and reply to the survey.

Here’s a direct link to the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8628LWR

Here’s the plan

Packington Place Pocket Park Survey Feb 2016

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Update March 2016
We’re reposting the ARC newsletter – volunteers are still wanted to help with Packington Place, but it looks like a great start has been made!

 

Work has started! Volunteers clearing out the plants and soil. We’ve saved some of the plants to be reused in the new raised beds when they are built.
Next volunteeer day: Monday 21st March 10am – 12noon.
Moving some of the soil from the raied beds… if you have a wheelbarrow and live nearby – please bring it along. Gloves and refreshments provided.
This is fairly manual work so watch your backs!
Colin from Allworks (the contractor) scanning the site ready for the ground works to start soon. Willmott Dixon (the construction company building the flats on Tachbrook Road) wil be providing a bricklayer to construct the new raised beds
What’s next?
Over the next few weeks – the contractors will be in Packington Place with machinery creating the new raised beds. There will be fencing around the site whilst this takes place. If you have any queries please contact kath@arccic.co.uk during this time. After that there will be some more opportunities to volunteer by getting involved with the planting.
Mosaic Workshops
In April / May we plan to run a series of mosaic workshops in a location close to Packington Place. These will be run by Fran Godwin & Sonia Kwasnik (they made the mosaics on the Stoneleigh Arms on Clemens Street). Details coming soon…

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