On a cold, bright and crisp winter morning a number of local people joined us for our first ever community morning at The Kymin.
Lots of people came to get involved and a big group dived in to rake and prepare the top meadow.
GPG’s Penarth Growing Community project ran a community welcome hub. Sally invited people to tell us what they love about The Kymin, to help us decide a name for the project and share thoughts on plans for a community food growing area in the Lower Boule Court.
There was a lovely family walk hosted by Chair of the Friends of The Kymin, Richard Parry.
People volunteered to become involved with the park and Poitr came with his Stol Coffee bike and cookies.
It was hugely enjoyable and friendly.
We look forward to lots more sessions with bounds of community spirit, sharing ideas and collaborating to improve and enjoy this special piece of our beautiful town!
A Name for our project!
We asked you to choose your favourite names from a list, most people liked either Kymin Woodland Gardens or Kymin Community Gardens. So, to choose, we will do a social media poll. Take part here.
Community Food Growing – Your thoughts
It’s a brilliant idea!
Links to local schools growing projects
Links to local mental health services – wellbeing, value of greenspaces
Retain and nurture existing woodland habitat
What do you love about this place?
The responses were split into what you love, and what you’d like to see happening here in the future.
What you love:
Urban wild space
Coastal woodland – learn more about this habitat
Coming down for a picnic
A place for remembrance
What you’d like to see:
Great space for tai chi/mindfulness practice
Amenities for outdoor concerts, sports etc
Outdoor art space
Consider supporting hedgehogs with shelters etc
Hold volunteer events on various days to make available to all
Forest school for schools and community groups
Christmas lights in the trees
Mend the fence at monkey mountain
Add monkey mountain and the Dardenelles to the map
Potential for woodland play spaces for kids and teens
Fix picnic benches
Thank you to all who came. If you’d like to take part in future activities, or just keep up to date with news, sign up here.