Friday, 20 May 2011

Groundwork project with Marks and Spencer Plan A at Park Place, Margate

Groundwork Kent & Medway have organised a meeting to discuss the development of Park Place. This is the small triangle of green space at the side of the very busy road next to the firestation.

The meeting will take place on Monday 23rd May, 6.30pm at St John's Community Centre.

The Marks & Spencer is funding the project through it's environmental project, Plan A.

They have a section on the Plan A website for Park Place:

This is part of a national gallery of projects. You can upload pictures of the site to their website. Or directly to their Flickr Group with the tag ParkPlace:

Here's their picture of Park Place:


Park Place Green Space

Do you think this site is a good site in the whole of Margate for this funding?

We believe funding for Park Place is thought to be £30k. The idea is a 'sensory garden with mosaics'.

If you would like to know how to create a sensory garden at the side of a busy road, do go along to the meeting. Also to find out how the £30k budget is to be spent.

Previously, the Park Place site (13 Park Place) had a number of planning applications from Thanet District Council to build a house on it.



Where is Park Place?

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Park Place

I think the M&S Project is the upper triangle not both. But await further confirmation.

More info on the meeting from Groundwork Kent & Medway.

-----Original Message-----

From: Joanne Ursell 
Subject: Community Green Space - Park Place

Dear All,
I understand that most of you came to a steering group committee meeting for the above project, led by Groundwork Kent & Medway via funding we have obtained from Marks & Spencers carrier bag scheme to improve people's local green spaces.
I wanted to invite you along to another meeting on Monday 23rd June  at 6.30pm.  There will be an update on whats happening and we are hoping to discuss an 'open day' community engagement event where we'd like to have an ideas tree for people to add their views/ideas, along with various stalls and activities to encourage people in the local area to meet up and talk to each other. Its also hoped that we can recruit some more volunteers.
I am hopeful that you will already have received a flyer about the event and/or someone from the local Groundwork team will have spoken to you about the meeting already.  There will be refreshments provided and the meeting should be fairly short - we just wanted to 'pick your brains' about how you think the event should run and what would get more people involved.
I hope you can make it and look forward to meeting up.
Best wishes,
Jo Ursell
Joanne Ursell 
Community Development Officer
Groundwork Kent & Medway 
Marine Studios, 17 Albert Terrace, Margate, Kent. CT9 1UJ
Office Telephone: 01843 294 463






  1. Wouldn't a single tree be sufficient for this tiny triangle of land on a busy road?

    No one is actually going to want to spend time there, listening to cars zooming up the hill.

  2. All you will get IS a single tree. The rest will go in the pockets of the people responsible to spending the budget.

  3. That must work out at around £1000 per square meter...