VANEL has received Heritage Lottery funding to explore ideas around creating a green route through Cleethorpes. VANEL will work alongside Big Local North Cleethorpes to work with Cleethorpes residents to research the existing natural heritage in public parks and gardens; other green spaces; alleyways and along the seafront, in order to explore the feasibility of connecting them together using green ‘corridor’ mapping to create a green route.
Local residents will be involved in gathering and sharing stories and photos of long established trees; wildflowers hedgerows; landscaped areas; public parks and gardens in the urban areas of the town and how they can be connected together to form a natural green route through the town to help improve local residents’ understanding of the importance of natural green heritage in the built-up areas.
We will be working with the Humber Nature Partnership and local conservation volunteers to help us produce a feasibility study to see how best to connect these green heritage spaces. We will research historic town plans that were drawn up to create some of the original tree planting and other greening of the town’s urban areas as it evolved. We will involve local residents and volunteers to help collect information and photographs using an online and telephone survey to help us prepare a trail leaflet with website links that set out the heritage context and research behind historic green sites across the town.
We’re just getting going, but we’ve got a survey we’d like people who live or work in Cleethorpes to complete. It’s online here https://forms.gle/hZFQTvfWZ7L2zFNN6. It should only take a short time and we’re grateful to receive your feedback.
Watch the VANEL website and Big Local website (www.vanel.org.uk and www.biglocalnorthcleethorpes.org.uk ) and our Twitter accounts @vaneltalk and @BLNCleethorpes for further information and details about how to get involved.