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Creating better, safer and healthier neighbourhoods

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Groundwork supports physical regeneration through initiatives to improve town centres, restore derelict or contaminated land, provide green space in residential areas and create new cycle-ways and recreation facilities.

Improvements to housing estates and town centres, restoring derelict land and creating or upgrading green space in and around urban areas are part of the process through which visible change at the local level is achieved in partnership with local people. Upgrading river and transport corridors and identifying and implementing new opportunities for recreation adds further value to grass roots progress.

The urban and rural landscapes that make up our everyday experience have a huge impact on our quality of life. The regional stock of derelict land represents an enormous potential resource for parks, recreation facilities, new homes and job creating businesses.

We help people turn derelict land and waste ground into attractive and valuable spaces from small community gardens or allotments to major new parks or sports facilities. We aim to create landscapes that promote better health and biodiversity and encourage more sustainable living, for example through renewable energy or local food production. We work to ensure that people are fully involved in designing and improving new public spaces from village squares to city centres and that more people have access to environmentally friendly forms of transport. We also encourage people to find out more about the heritage and culture of their area and help them understand and value the natural environment around them.

 

Groundwork Kent & Medway
48 Canterbury Street
Gillingham
Kent ME7 5UN

T 01634 855166
F 01634 855177
E [email protected]