New ‘pocket park’ in Hull gets green light

Published: Tuesday 16th February 2016 by The News Editor

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A Hull project has won Government funding to transform a neglected urban space into a green oasis in the centre of the city.

The City Farm, which recently opened with the aim of introducing healthy food growing to low-income families living in the area, successfully bid for a share of £1.5 million.

Communities Secretary Greg Clark announced that 87 urban spaces across the UK will be transformed into pocket parks for everyone to use as part of the initiative.

The aim is to give residents who do not have gardens of their own more outdoor space in which to relax, get together with neighbours, grow food and provide a safe space for their children to play.

Community groups will be able to create their own pocket parks, some even as small as a tennis court.

The Hull City Farm project helps to tackle food poverty, improve mental and physical health, boost integration across ethnicities, introduce cultural food recipes and provide a green space for people of all ages and backgrounds.

The site, at 48A Beverley Road to the rear of Kingston Youth Centre, hopes to get young people involved in the project.

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Published: Tuesday 16th February 2016 by The News Editor

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