The Millin Charity has joined forces with a group of community organisations in the West End of Newcastle to deliver the ‘Love your Lanes’ project. Supported through grants from the Leaf Environment Fund and the Greggs Foundation, the project has involved the charity consulting with local people getting their ideas about how to improve the terraces area, then encouraging residents to get involved in making their ideas happen.
People have really rolled their sleeves up and got in touch with their creative sides to make this a fantastic local project. Activities have included:
- Learning woodworking skills to transform old pallets into outside seats and benches;
- Making planters and learning about gardening, using recycled containers;
- Litter picking to clear rubbish from around the terraces;
- Painting gates and garage doors in back lanes to brighten up the area.
This has been a great local initiative with lots of community involvement, providing plenty of opportunities for local residents and their families to work on a collective project while they make improvements to the place they live.