Riverside walkway and teen shelter
We will raise the money through grants, donations and fundraising activity. We will also ask the local community to volunteer to help clear the ground, lay the path and re-plant the river bank. A Teen Shelter will also form part of the project. The path will constructed sensitively to be in keeping with the natural beauty of the area.
Why they need our service
The Gratton has the beautiful River Dever running along its north border. A footpath runs beside the river providing a tranquil place to walk or sit and watch the river flow gently by. Many people appreciate this lovely space but some people - those in wheelchairs or pushing a buggy cannot access this beautiful space. The Gratton Trust is to change that by installing a fully accessible path and re-planting the river banks to create a wildlife area with natural habitats for flora and fauna.
Plan and expected results
The path will ensure The Gratton is fully accessible to everyone in our community irrespective of their mobility. It will particularly help children at Naomi House and Jack's place as well as our more senior residents. The creation of a wildlife area on the riverbank will enhance the beauty and tranquilly of that part of The Gratton as well as aiding biodiversity. The Teen Shelter will provide a meeting point for our young people.