22nd May 2018
Knowle Haven was recognised for a fantastic first 12 months, being awarded Project of the Year at the Land Trust Awards 2018.
Since opening on 1 May 2017, the project has become a popular meeting point for local community groups.
The site was previously an untended paddock but the incredible work of the Friends of Knowle Haven has seen a four hectare haven for wildlife and the community to thrive in created.
Most recently this includes The Friday Night Club, a charity supporting adults with physical and mental health disabilities, meeting and carrying out gardening, art and other activities on site.
The Friends of Knowle Haven are also working hard to involve the nearby mental health facility, the local Mosque and all schools, colleges and groups in the area.
The project has also increased local biodiversity with six working bee hives introduced, 135 indigenous trees planted, a hedgerow and a 40 tree community orchard.
Land Trust, director of portfolio management, Alan Carter, said:
“The progress that has been made at Knowle Haven since it opened just over 12 months ago made it a very worthy winner of our Project of the Year award.
“The site is a shining example of what can be achieved with just a relatively small area of green space and has become a very important part of the local community.”
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