In November 2011 Friends of Troopers Hill were awarded just over £30,000 of Big Lottery money via the Community Spaces Programme.
This award followed lots of work during 2011 to put together the application after we got through stage 1 of the application process in December 2010.
The aim of the project is to give a better quality experience to all visitors to Troopers Hill Local Nature
Reserve (LNR) while maintaining the appearance and feel of a wild oasis in the urban environment of east
Bristol and protecting this important wildlife habitat.
The project includes:
Improvement works to flights of steps on the LNR;
Waymarking to woodland paths to be designed by a community artist at workshops;
Improvements to the most used access route and road crossings;
Installation of an information sign and bench to wheelchair access path;
Installation of an interpretation board;
Woodland path improvements using volunteers and offenders on the community payback scheme;
A launch event to involve as many members of the community as possible.
We are planning the works to inconvenience you as little as possible. We will put regular updates on this website and will have a display showing progress at our various events through the year. We will also make use of our Facebook Page to keep Facebook enthusiasts informed.
Thank you to everyone who helped us win this grant. Your letters of support and completed questionnaires all helped to make our case. Thank you to all the volunteers who stuck address labels, delivered questionnaires, recorded replies, manned information stands, collected quotations, attended meetings, completed and checked the application. It has been an incredibly busy year and 2012 will deliver, with a bit more hard work, the much wanted result
better access to Troopers Hill.
The Stepping Forward Project has been funded through the Community Spaces programme. The Community Spaces grants programme is being managed by Groundwork UK as an Award Partner to the Big Lottery Fund. Community Spaces is part of the Big Lottery Fund's Changing Spaces initiative.