Picnic area – Whitaker

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In Whitaker a group of local volunteers connected to the local Incredible Edible movement got access to a disused animal enclosure next to their Walled Community Garden. Their idea was to transform it into a family picnic area. They hoped that this would encourage people to visit the Walled Garden and the nearby Rossendale Museum, enhancing the overall Whitaker park experience.

Using Spacehive, they raised over £4,000 to cover the costs for picnic tables, bird tables, growing boxes and fruit trees. The area now looks nice and tidy and people can pick fruit, vegetables and herbs for free. The picnic area is maintained by the general public, which includes over 180 registered helpers.