BANG's vision for a community garden in Broomhill
The background to our campaign
The surrounding community
Tapton Elms Garden
The Walled Garden
The Woodland Garden
Making it happen
The public inquiry
Making it happen
our first challenge is to acquire the land, either from the University
(the current owners) or from Miller Homes (the developers) following the sale of the
We could either own or lease the land. BANG has set up a community trust that could act as a management
company for the site, manage the finances and apply for grant
funding for the development of the garden. The constitution of our
Trust is based on models from the many successful similar
organisations in Sheffield; it sets out how decisions will be taken
and guarantees representation for important stakeholders.
There are many sources of funding to draw on for the development of our
community garden, for example the Heritage Lottery Fund and Section 106
planning gain money to name just two. Organisations such as the South
Yorkshire Funding Advisory Board exist to help community groups
identify and apply for grant funds. In recent years many of Sheffield's
gardens and parks friends' groups have successfully applied for lottery
funding and we can learn from their experience.
Finally the most important component IS an active local 'friends'
group, willing to roll their sleeves up and help with everything from
garden maintenance to fund raising. Here, we are confident that the
Broomhill and Crookes communities, with their tremendous community spirit and long
history of successful local initiatives, are more than equal to the
challenge. Many people have already expressed a wish to get
involved - email BANG if you'd like to join them!
Visit our news page for the latest developments in our campaign!