Vote for Funding for Whistlewood Common

Whistlewood Common, a not-for-profit, community-owned woodland in Melbourne, Derbyshire, is looking for your votes to help get funding for an access track to allow people with disabilities to access and enjoy the woodland.

The site is designed along permaculture principles (a sustainable design framework) so that it will work for people, for wildlife and be a welcoming space for people of all ages and backgrounds. Young and old alike love the site as somewhere they can feel relaxed and close to nature. Whistlewood Common holds events, runs workshops and provides educational opportunities that help people understand how to live more sustainably. Their rural ten acre site encourages an appreciation of nature and the outdoors, by being part of it, not just an outside observer. The site also hosts events that bring the community closer to make it a better place to live and help them face future challenges.

The group has applied for an Aviva grant to install an access pathway that will allow the project to be more inclusive and welcome more visitors.

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