Newport Brickyard Nature and Play Area

The initial idea behind the project was to encourage more people to make the most of the local environment within Newport, East Riding of Yorkshire by creating and developing an area which will provide opportunities for leisure, education, recreation and wildlife.

Before the completion of the project the site contained some old and outdated play equipment and most of the area was overgrown.

The original aims and objectives of the development were to meet the expressed needs and aspirations of all age groups within the community and enhance the biodiversity of this area.  These aims and objectives were met through the installation of an informal nature trail around the northern part of the site, which incorporated equipment for physical activity.  The finished project also delivered a wildlife meadow, bog area, woodland edge and other planting designed to be aesthetically pleasing and enhancing the bio-diversity of the site.

Additional works included the incorporation of a climbing wall along with an elevated structure overlooking the fishing pond and integrating with the footpaths around the site.  New information boards and signage were provided throughout the site highlighting the sites previous history.

The southern part of the site is partly covered with concrete and remnants of its earlier use as brickworks, which provides a nutrient poor substrate and thus a very different flora from the other areas of the site.

Project Details

Project types
Conservation, Young People
Penny Horne
Oct 01, 2008
Oct 01, 2009
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Grant Information

FCC Community Action Fund
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