There are big plans for Pendleton’s green spaces.
As the surrounding landscape begins to change, patches of vacant land are springing up. These will eventually be developed to create a network of permanent parks and green spaces for you to enjoy.
However, we’re not going to let these sites sit idle and turn into an eyesore. Instead, these “meanwhile” sites are going to be transformed into green spaces people can enjoy now.
Work is now underway on the first “meanwhile” sites, located on the site of the old Windsor High School, off Churchill Way, and the area of land behind Lark Hill Primary School in Sedgefield Close.
The Green Spaces Group, made up of representatives from Salford City Council, Pendleton Together and Newground Together, is championing these environmental projects and works closely with the local community.
The first meanwhile sites should be completed and ready for families to enjoy in the near future.
The Windsor site will be cleared to create a usable green space for local people to enjoy with a new path layout which will map the outline of the future new road layout.
Grass areas will be maintained, wildflowers planted and old fencing and dead trees removed. A natural play area, including climbing rocks and boulders, climbing nets and informal seating, will be created where the new children’s play area will eventually go. Also the corner of Churchill Way will be cleared.
There are also plans for local school children to get involved in an archaeological dig being run in partnership with Salford University.
On the Sedgefield Close site the first steps will get underway to create vegetable growing areas and an outdoor classroom for Lark Hill Primary School. The patch of land will be cleared, landscaped, a new pathway laid and wildflowers and bulbs planted.