Northgate Herb and Fruit Beds

Northgate Herb and Fruit Beds

Dewsbury Town Team By Dewsbury Town Team

Turn a derelict eyesore into a pleasant small garden, growing fruit bushes and herbs for all to use.

Dewsbury Delivery stage

pledged of £341
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This project was funded on 19 Dec 2012!


The derelict bank and street beside Pioneer House (behind The Timepiece) is an unpleasant space in our town which is overgrown and collects rubbish and worse.

Volunteers can clear and develop this area into a pleasant garden next to a classic cobbled street. The terraced garden would grow fruit bushes and herbs which can be harvested by residents. People can stop and appreciate a small transformed green space in the town centre.

What we'll do:

  • Clear the derelict area of rubbish and undergrowth
  • Clean and repair the cobbled area.
  • Terrace the bank, turn the ground and fill up with top soil.
  • Supply and plant fruit bushes and herbs.
  • Install a wind break at the top of the bank.
  • Continue to maintain the area by voluntary action.

Why it's a great idea:

The location is right next to Pioneer House which is being restored and will become a popular attraction. This small rejuvenated spot will become much more public and no longer detract from the improvements nearby.

It will be a community developed and maintained space which makes a statement about our concern for our town.

How we'll get it done:

  • Regular volunteer working parties.

Location Dewsbury

About the space

The derelict bank beside Pioneer House


Kirklees Metropolitan Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £341

Wooden Battens and Stakes for Terracing - £130 (38%)
Fruit Bushes and Herb Plants - £90 (26%)
Trellis for Wind Break - £60 (18%)
Top Soil - £30 (9%)
Weed Killer for Cobbled Street - £10 (3%)
Other - £21 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Wooden Battens and Stakes for Terracing
Fruit Bushes and Herb Plants
Trellis for Wind Break
Top Soil
Weed Killer for Cobbled Street
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £341