Painting the Town Green

Painting the Town GreenPainting the Town Green

In January 2014, the Big Lottery gave funding to Kent Wildlife Trust for an exciting new project: Painting The Town Green.

During the three years of the project, we worked with people who might not normally engage with nature, mainly in urban and suburban areas, in Medway, Swale and Thanet. We improved or created green spaces in these areas, adding colour, life and biodiversity, all with the help of local people from all sorts of backgrounds.

We worked with community volunteers to make green spaces even greener in Strood, Luton, Crestway, Wayfield and Weeds Wood in Medway; The Quays, Holy Trinity Church, Quinton Memorial Garden and the Bob Fowler Allotment in Swale and St Christopher church in Newington, Thanet. We worked with nurseries, schools, community groups, church groups and the wider public on a range of planting activities – windowsill boxes, sunflowers, hedges, trees, composting and wildflower meadows – whatever we could, wherever we could to bring more life, colour and nature to neglected or urban environments.

If you volunteered at any of our project sites, speak to the community leaders on those sites to find out about opportunities to maintain and develop these spaces. If you would like to find out more about opportunities to volunteer on other Kent Wildlife Trust projects, go to www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/volunteer

If you need any information on our work on this project, call 01622 662012 and ask for the People Engagement team.