One of the stipulations of the grant funding was that the area has to then be known as the ‘Pocket Park’, hence the new name to go along with the new design.
The Pocket Park will be redesigned to make it more accessible and welcoming. It is hoped the improved area will be used by a wide range of people including residents, library visitors, and local workers to meet and enjoy the outdoors.
A resident consultation carried out in 2019 and a landscape designer from Groundwork helped to inform the plan. The work is only just beginning due to redesigns, contractor availability and then the Covid epidemic.
The design is intended to be as robust as practicably possible to deter anti-social behaviour. The revised layout includes:
Additional seating areas
More open space for activities
Teasel artwork (Sherburn was the centre of English teasel growing in the 19th century)
CCTV as part of wider scheme covering nearby areas
Works will take around 6 weeks. The project will be completed by Groundwork.
Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council will maintain ownership and are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Pocket Park.
Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust are delighted to announce the organisations that have been successful in their Covid recovery applications.
These awards are from un-spent money secured for the Covid response and is intended to help charities and groups in Sherburn in Elmet and surrounding villages get up and running again, with additional support provided by Selby District Council.
Donations were received from local businesses and Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust are pleased to acknowledge their support: Aldi, Al’s Tyres, ARC Workwear, BPB UK Service Centre, British Gypsum, Child & Co, Co-op, DWB Wealth Management, E-Burn Ltd, Elmet Kitchen, Fair Share Go, Jacksons, Northern Gas Networks, Oddfellows Arms, Rainforest Windows, Rolling Back the Years, Software2, Spar, C & G Starkey, Tesco.
To fund venue hire in Sherburn in Elmet for 6 monthly sessions from June to December to allow up to 12 people at a time to get together to reduce social isolation, build confidence to participate in community life, support each other, and make items for worthy causes. www.tadcrafters.org.uk https://www.facebook.com/tadcrafters/ Email: email@example.com
Today (23 March 2021) marks a year since the first lockdown in the UK; a year which has brought loss and great difficulty for many people.
It has also been a year when residents responded to the challenge. Even before the first lockdown started, residents were asking what they could do to help. That wave of support was essential in the fight against Covid.
But that support was only possible if there were enough volunteers who were willing to help. Fortunately Sherburn residents responded.
Mick Hawes is the volunteer manager for SCAG and he said the support offered by volunteers had been essential in the battle against coronavirus – “Without our volunteers we wouldn’t have been able to do anything. They visited people, helped with shopping, prescriptions and other essential supplies and provided information.”
It has been a difficult year, but hopefully we can be cautiously optimistic about emerging from lockdown, and we can certainly be proud of the way our community has responded to this pandemic.