‘Tired and unloved’ area in Littleport is nominated for horticultural make-over

PUBLISHED: 08:56 09 August 2017

A “tired and unloved” pocket of ground in the area of Mill Pit Furlong, Littleport has been nominated for a horticultural make-over.

A “tired and unloved” pocket of ground in the area of Mill Pit Furlong, Littleport has been nominated for a horticultural make-over.


A “tired and loved” pocket of ground in the area of Mill Pit Furlong, Littleport has been nominated for a horticultural make-over.

The makeover will include creating a ‘bug hotel’ and fencing to close off the alleyway to minimise crime.

Sergeant Phil Priestley said: “This local initiative has been in the pipeline for some time, but we are starting to see it come to fruition now.

“We need local gardeners to come forward to volunteer their knowledge, their time and their green fingers. Their contribution will help us to rejuvenate an area that was beginning to look tired and unloved, and create a space that everyone in the community can enjoy and be proud of.”

“If you feel that you can contribute to this opportunity - or you know someone who would be an ideal candidate - please call us on 101 and ask for Ely police station.”

The news was shared on the Facebook page Policing East Cambridgeshire with a post calling for gardeners in Littleport and East Cambridgeshire.

The post reads: “We are currently working with Littleport Parish Council, East Cambs District Council, and the Community Safety Partnership to improve the local area.

“Local residents will already have noticed that tree works have taken place in this area to give an immediate lift to ground that was becoming over grown and susceptible to litter and anti-social behaviour.

“We are seeking gardeners of all ages who want to join us in rejuvenating this area with new flowers, re-seeding the grass, and planting Cherry Blossom sapplings.

“We have several planters already in place that need to be dug over and there is an opportunity to come up with new ideas for the ground itself.

“The project has been fully funded by the Community Safety Partnership and through generous charitable donations from the local Rotary Club.

“The plan includes a proposal for introducing a ‘bug hotel’ to allow the local eco-system to flourish, and fencing to close off the alleyway to the side of the building to design out opportunities for crime.

“The building itself will receive repairs to its brickwork and guttering. We are considering ideas to replace the existing boundary fence which looks dilapidated and run down.”


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