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Grant to create children’s nature area

An area in Stanmore, Winchester, is to be transformed to help children connect with nature and enjoy woodland walks, open-air story-telling and bush craft.


The project adjacent to the Carroll Centre in Somers Close will open up a woodland area to create a footpath, den-building space and develop a seating area for Poppins Nursery. Local children will help create wildlife habitats such as bug houses, hedgehog houses and bird and bat boxes. Wooden sculptures will be added including a large carved badger. In the first phase of the revamp, overgrown vegetation and rubbish will be cleared from the site by a group of local volunteers, Carroll Centre staff & trustees and young people from the Amber Project.


The project forms part of a national scheme to help communities to develop ‘pocket parks’ – Winchester City Council bid for funds from a national pot in partnership with the Carroll Centre, which provides activities for children, young people and families. The site is also home to the 8th Winchester Scouts and Poppins nursery school.




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