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Devon & Cornwall

Contact details

Address: C/o Energy Youth Centre, 79 Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DQ

Telephone: 02380 620027

Our major projects

Saltmill Park, Saltash, Cornwall

Formally a refuse tip, Saltmill Park is now a busy community space with stunning views over the River Tamar.

Today the 17 acre park boasts a popular skate park and BMX track, children's play area, an all-weather 3G football pitch (which opened in 2008) and a training and education centre. There is a family focussed Nature Zone to showcase the incredible wildlif, with a bird hide, butterfy and bee sanctuary. It is also home to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

If you want to book a meeting, a prty, the pitch, please get in touch!

Email peter.densham@groundwork.org.uk or call 07710 392 072


Torbay Community Green Spaces
– putting your green space on the map

Torbay Community Green Spaces is an exciting partnership between Groundwork South and Torbay Council which supports projects in our parks and open spaces. Our Green Spaces Project Manager, Debs, works with local groups and individuals to create, protect and improve our green spaces for people and for our wildlife.

From delivering funding bids, consultations and training to supporting the mapping of species on site and the delivery of events, projects and activities, Groundwork South works with you to achieve your visions to improve the places which are important to you. 

Working with 13 Friends of Torbay Parks groups and several individuals and community groups, we support Torbay communities to work collectively to make their surroundings greener, safer and healthier and to get more involved in the way decisions are made about their area.

If you are passionate about your local green space and want to get involved in getting more people using and enjoying it, or want to make space for nature or create a beautiful place for people to enjoy, we are here to help to make your project a success.

Contact Debs at debs.rylands@groundwork.org.uk to find out how we can help.


Empowering Enterprise
, Plymouth

Building Better Opportunities is a national programme that invests in local projects that tackle the root causes of poverty and promote social inclusion.

We are proud to partner with PETROC in Plymouth, to help deliver the Empowering Enterprise project. We support 18-24 year old NEET young people, through developing their employability skills and helping them find the confidence in preparing for finding work.

For more information please contact Sarah.Carroll@groundwork.org.uk

Groundwork South Building Better Opportunities


Traineeships

10 weeks part-time training leading towards a Level 1 City and Guilds Certificate in Practical Horticulture, consisting of a combination of classroom and practical horticulture training; English and Maths classroom training, work-based experience with a local horticultural employer, including Otter Nursery and Torre Abbey. 

Applicants must be aged between  19-24, not in employment and attend the full program to gain a qualification.

Maths and English, together with the horticulture qualification and work experience with a grounds maintenance team, is the perfect pathway to an apprenticeship or a permanent gardening position. 

For more information or to book a place on the course, email katherine.ross@groundwork.org.uk or call 07803 452 652

Groundwork South Traineeships 

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Tesco Bags of Help

Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme  where the money raised by the sale of carrier bags is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.  Projects range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events. 

Administration of the local funding is managed by Groundwork, and your Community Enablers in Devon and Cornwall are Richard Younger-Ross and Jan Phillips. 

For more information contact 

richard.younger-ross@groundwork.org.uk 07736 132 694

janice.phillips@groundwork.org.uk 07710 392071

Groundwork South Tesco Bags of Help 

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