Bathscape has been awarded £25,000 towards its Woodlands of Bathscape project. The money will be used to protect and restore the designated biodiverse greenspace of Free Fields in Combe Down, to ensure it continues to meet the recreational needs of the growing local community.
The funding was made available by Bath & North East Somerset Council. It comes from the Bath Neighbourhood Portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and was allocated to the Bathscape by the Bath City Forum, which advises on how best to spend CIL receipts for the benefit of local people.
The Bathscape Landscape Partnership is a National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project aimed at reconnecting people with the natural landscape surrounding Bath. It comprises 25 separate projects designed to ensure Bath and its surrounding setting is better recognised, managed and experienced.
The aim is to ensure a greater number and wider range of people will feel connected to their local landscape and inspired to explore the outstanding built and natural environments, improving health and wellbeing.
The Free Fields project will see conservation work carried out across the site to retain and enhance biodiversity, while enabling recreational events to meet the demands of the growing population in Combe Down.
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