Community projects boost for Kingswood Ward

Hull’s Kingswood Ward will receive a boost to two of its projects thanks to almost £5,000 worth of funding from Hull City Council.

A decision record has been published to award £4,918 to fund targeted youth outreach projects through the New Life Support Kingswood Youth Hub.

The money will also go towards supporting the maintenance and grass cutting of Foredyke Green and Wilberforce Woods, which is carried out by volunteer groups.

The funding has come in the form of a Capital/Revenue Swap between the Leader’s Contingency Fund (Revenue) and the Kingswood Ward’s budget (Capital) in order to allow revenue support for an increasing amount of local community engagement projects this year.

Leader of Hull City Council, Cllr Mike Ross, said:

“I am delighted to have been able to support these community projects in the Kingswood Ward.

“Through the Leader’s Contingency Fund, we were able to make this happen and both initiatives are key to the vitality of the ward.

“I look forward to seeing the projects flourish and have positive impacts on the ward.”

Back in 2017, Kingswood Residents Association, aware of protecting vital green spaces on the ever-expanding estate, had the opportunity to transform and old piece of land which was a target for fly tipping and anti-social behaviour.

With the support of the local councillors and council officers, along with consulting residents, the association embarked on developing this area into a usable green space for all to enjoy, renaming the space Foredyke Green.

The area serves its community as a place to walk and enjoy the great outdoors, whilst also harbouring an array of wildlife.

Features include a wildlife pond, wooden animal carvings which are scattered around the site, a labyrinth, outdoor art gallery produced by students from local schools and a new addition for 2023 is the newly planted fruit trees and bushes.