Heritage Lottery and Welsh Government Funded.
We are working in collaboration with Vale Council and All Saints Church
In October 2018 a general meeting to discuss the future maintenance of Victoria Square was held in All Saints Church. As a result of this meeting, attended by in excess of 50 people, it was obvious that there was very strong support for forming a group to improve and enhance the facilities of the Square. Friends of Victoria Square was thus formed and became a sub group of The Penarth Civic Society.
Friends of Victoria Square were awarded a £9000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in June 2019, to pay for initial surveys of the trees and the landscape, including recommendations for their future management.
Using the recommendation from the surveys, consulting with Ecologists, Friends of Victoria Square members, and after a public consultation process, we established a plan to improve the biodiversity and ecology of Victoria Square.
This plan was used to base a bid for funds to Heritage Lottery and Welsh Government. Funds were awarded to us in January 2021. In February 2021 we started to implement our proposals and this project, with the help of volunteers, will continue until March 2022.
For current details of progress on the project go to: NEWSLETTER.
Friends of Victoria Square works in collaboration with Vale Council and Church authorities.
Conserving & Enhancing for the Enjoyment of all
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Our News & Events
We have received a £30K grant from Heritage Lottery and Welsh Government to start our project to improve the Ecology & Biodiversity of the Square
In February much needed maintenance, identified in an earlier survey, was completed on some of the trees
Vale Council have dealt with some trees identified in the same survey deemed as being unsafe in a public space. These unfortunately had to be felled
However, included in the extensive horticulture work planned, is some re-planting of self-seeded saplings, currently growing in dense overcrowded areas. We will also be planting a number of new trees. These re-plantings and new plantings will eventually replace any canopy cover temporarily lost
FOR MORE DETAILS OF OUR PROJECT PLEASE GO TO ‘NEWSLETTER’
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