The Oval Community Group have successfully crowdfunded to improve the green space shared by local residents in The Oval, Bath. The group had already worked to secure funding for the area for new raised beds then began fundraising money for these to be filled with flowers, herbs and eventually vegetables for the community to pick and eat.
The Oval green space has been unused by residents for many years, with the exception of dog walkers. With a little bit of love over the past 2 years, it has seen a real increase of families using the space for picnics and walks. The local school and nursery have both enjoyed visiting for outdoor activities including tree planting, seed sowing and bug hunting. The group would like to improve and develop the space even further, and help even more residents benefit from this green space on their doorsteps.
The green is due to host another picnic for local families in the area in September which will include sport activities.
The group raised over the £554 required thanks to local contributions, idverde UK and the GLL Community Foundation.