Wribbenhall Millennium Green
NEWSLETTER NO.1, JANUARY 2000

What the project is about

This Newsletter is to let you know about this project designed to provide a facility for the community that is being created by the community itself. A grant from the National Lottery of 42,000 has been awarded to match local contributions to the cost of creating a Millennium Green next to Wribbenhall Community Centre.

Open Day in October

You may have seen in the local press that an Open Day was held on 9th October last year to start the ball rolling when various VIPs came along to support the venture. This day was well attended and there was much enthusiasm for the project and many ideas were put forward which have been taken into account in the final design.


Marking out the site on the Open Day
(Courtesy Kidderminster Chronicle)
What is proposed

The plan is to provide a fenced area with some splendid wrought iron gates based on designs provided by children at Wribbenhall First School. Some of the children's drawings are reproduced below.

Within the fence perimeter will be various sculptures, seating, a small amphitheatre, various shrubs and trees and a large structure, about 6m high, made of poles and pre-tensile wires forming a walk-in sun-dial. To meet the concerns of the First School Governing Body, the fence is needed to ensure that no dogs foul the area to protect children.

Working Party 25th/26th February

The first step will be the laying of a footpath through the site during the February half-term week which will connect to the grounds of the First School giving access to parents and children. A Working Party will be meeting to help with the foundation work on Friday, 25th and Saturday, 26th February.

The plan is to provide a fenced area with some splendid wrought iron gates based on designs provided by children at Wribbenhall First School. Some of the children's drawings are reproduced below.
The first step will be the laying of a footpath through the site during the February half-term week which will connect to the grounds of the First School giving access to parents and children. A Working Party will be meeting to help with the foundation work on Friday, 25th and Saturday, 26th February.