Wirral residents and groups can nominate local open spaces for a green makeover as part of a new campaign.
Housebuilder Stewart Milne Group is looking to give back to the region and encourage greater bio-diversity through its ‘Green Spaces, Better Places’ initiative.
The firm is calling for members of the public, special interest groups, community councils and charities in Wirral to suggest run-down, neglected or unused sites which could be transformed.
It’s looking to introduce new plants, flowers and trees which attract wildlife, whilst promoting a sense of community spirit by bringing people together to work on the transformation and develop a taste for gardening.
With Stuart Milne opening the project up to the North West areas in which it works, a judging panel will select a shortlist of three sites from across the region.
The public will then be able to vote for their favourite through social media, before a winner is announced in September.
The makeover project is then set to get underway as soon as possible thereafter, subject to weather and availability of materials and labour.
Glenn Allison, chief executive of Stewart Milne Group, says: “Communal outdoor places are important for everyone from children to the elderly but, in some areas, there is a lack of green space or eyesores which need a bit of love and attention.
“Whether it’s providing landscape gardeners to design and plant colourful flower beds, or tradespeople to build a walled garden or allotment or simply providing a little love and attention to existing green spaces, we will consider all types of projects which will benefit as many people as possible.”
Stewart Milne Group may allocate direct funds towards the chosen projects or provide the materials and/or people to carry out the green makeover.
Nominations can be made by downloading an application form from the Stewart Milne website, and the deadline for submissions is 8 September.