Story: Leonie Kapadia of the Forestry Team
Over the last few months, Green City Action's ‘Deliver it Green’ project has been working to improve the green environment around the Carwood estate.
The team have helped supply hanging baskets, replaced the rotten benches in Carwood Green and the ‘Bull Ring’ and, with local children and volunteers, have prepared ground and planted 1000 crocus and 500 daffodil bulbs. Green City Action and Ellesmere Youth Project have also been helping the children to create mosaics to set into the paving on the green.
On 13th December, Carwood Estate TARA, Sheffield Homes and Burngreave Community Forestry and Ellesmere Youth Project gathered to lay mosaics into the paving, and to plant a Christmas tree on Carwood Green. Heavy rain prevented it but it didn't dampen spirits, and the young people enjoyed making decorations for the tree indoors.
Now the mosaics are in place along with the Christmas tree, which will become a permanent fixture for the estate. The mosaics add a totally individual feel to the estate and reflect the skills of local young people, who will see their artistic talents set in stone for years to come!