The Friends of Tanyard Green apply for a grant to create a “sensory pocket park”

Hollingbourne Parish Council has applied on behalf of the Friends of Tanyard Green for a £250 grant to turn the Green into a sensory park. Please Read More for the case for the application.

The Friends of Tanyard Green Park would like to turn this area into a more sensory friendly area appealing to the residents of the village who are blind or partially sighted or have a greater need, for example, autistic children and those living with dementia or mental health challenges, for the pleasure of feeling the plants and enjoyment of how they move in the breeze.
The Friends of Tanyard Green Park would also like to make the area more appealing to residents by installing another park bench, planting flowers and grasses in the park that would enhance the sensory experience for the villagers, and incorporate nesting boxes for birds and insects, together with bird feeders within the Tanyard Green Park. Many of the villagers are keen nature lovers and this is important to the community.
We want to make the park a sensory sanctuary so that everybody can enjoy and feel proud of it.

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government has made £1 million available to support pocket sized parks of up .4 of a hectare and the Parish Council has made an application by today’s closing date.

Pictured below is a section of the Green in the bend of Eyhorne Street opposite the telephone exchange.

Tanyard Green in Hollingbourne – December 2018.