The Council is working in partnership with a Syston based community group Grow Give Live and Syston Town Council, to consider bringing unused greenspace along Glebe Way in Syston back into use.
The vision is to create a community garden as well as provide better access and opportunities for informal recreation. The community garden would produce food and accomodate organised activities linked to gardening and sustainability.
2022 Public Consultation
The Council ran a consultation between October 12 and November 14, 2022 to give local residents an opportunity to view and provide feedback on the proposals to create Syston Community Garden.
The consultation evidenced overwhelming support for a Community Garden, to be developed in partnership with Grow Give Live Syston.
A range of matters were raised for consideration and these are being looked into by the Council before the project moves forward.
Further updates will be published on this webpage as the project progresses.
What could the Syston Community Garden include?
Some examples of what Syston Community Garden could include are:
- Wildlife pond
- Beehive area
- Forest garden with fruit/nut trees
- Woodcraft area
- Rainwater harvesting
- Hedgehog houses
Below is a proposed design of the Syston Community Garden. It can also be seen in this document: Proposed Syston Community Garden (PDF Document, 4.55 Mb)
How would this be funded?
If there is support from the local community, the Council will consider using developer funding through what is known as Section 106 agreements to do some initial works. These funds will be used specifically for environmental improvements on the site to provide access works, fencing and water supply.
Following this, Grow Give Live would be responsible for raising additional funds to deliver the community garden vision.
Who are Grow Give Live?
Grow Give Live is a local community group in Syston with a vision to create a community space in Syston where sustainability, community and well-being are at the heart of everything it does.
The group encourages the local community to get involved with the outdoors, learn about sustainable growing and living as well as discovering how this can improve physical and mental wellbeing.
Last updated: Fri 14th April, 2023 @ 09:41