Tranforming outdoor spaces for people and wildlife
Maindee has the least amount of green space in Newport. The few spaces it does have were of poor quality and prone to fly tipping and anti-social behaviour. So the Greening Maindee team was set up as a sub-group of Maindee Unlimited in 2018 to transform outdoors spaces into safe, healthy and liveable areas for people to enjoy. We are on a mission to create more positive and productive pocket parks, community allotments, re-use gardens, urban pollinator corridors, community orchards, wildflower meadows and areas of tree planting…the possibilities are limitless!
Allowing nature to thrive in urban areas has real benefits for our mental and physical wellbeing. There is lots we can all do like putting up a nest box, sowing a small of patch of wildlflower seeds or planting a windowbox with herbs.
Green urban spaces help to clean the air, reduces flood risk and provide essential foraging and nesting habitat for nature to thrive. It's also a vital tool in the fight against climate change.
If the work we do sounds appealing we would love to hear from you. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never picked up a spade before, we can teach you the basics and more besides. Our volunteers are a very friendly bunch and if you’re looking to find like-minded, welcoming people then you are in the right place.
You can contact John Stone (Greening Maindee Co-ordinator) on 07947 359703.
The Greening Maindee monthly social event is on the third Thursday of every month at Eveswell Community Centre at 6.30 – 9.00pm. Events usually have a guest speaker or an activity session. Refreshments are provided.