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Home Forums Champions’ chat Community project ideas Reply To: Community project ideas


Hi Nic, Thanks for the reply and the links.
I agree education is probably the most important thing given whatever we do as individuals is not nearly as effective as what a community can do collectively if effectively engaged. It’s alright having an area of community space nice for wildlife but gardens are a far greater area and have more potential.
The only downside about education is measuring it in order to show success criteria has been met with the council. Although you could argue Facebook engagements, an increase in volunteers etc. are measurable.
Anyway, I rang the Hedgehog Street number and spoke with a nice lady who gave me some ideas. An evening talk with a hedgehog carer and perhaps other guests is a good engagement idea as well as some interpretative boards around the place, which is a tangible thing to spend the money on. She also suggest we could advertise if anyone wanted a hedgehog hole making and we could do it for them.
One idea I am thinking about as I type is a small mock garden in the public space, but showing a hedgehog house, a log pile, a fence with a hole in it and other wildlife friendly examples, to show people how it could look. The downside is whether it gets trashed by kids or gets voted down at a meeting but hey ho.
I will let you know how I get on!