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Kieran S

Kieran S

Name: Kieran Skudder
Age: 17
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Bristol
Campaign: To fix up our local community park

Where I live in The Dings, Bristol, there are many houses but so few gardens, and our community park was often overlooked and didn’t have basic requirements such as benches.

 

My team of Fixers and I decided to change that and restore the park. With the help of others in the local area, we renovated the community garden to give people an outdoor space they can enjoy visiting.

 

We want to encourage everyone in the surrounding area to use the park, keep it looking nice, and meet new people. As part of our project we held a fun day, inviting locals to come along and enjoy their new community area. 

 

I’ve been inspired by the work everyone has put into this project and the friendships that have been formed in the process – I can only hope this good work continues!

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:

 

Chloe Lubiak Talulah McCalla
Gusto Crocker-Mason Shannon Boulting
Tristan White Eryn Morley
Mason Sullivan James Helfer
Beth Dent Abbie Wiberg
Natalie Clarke Kayleigh Inker
Georgina Knight Courtney Baskerville
Cheyanne Lloyd Tanya Edwards
Brooklyn Banks Anthony Bloomfield
Matthew Mason  

 

National Citizen Service

The Fixers involved in this project are on a National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in Bristol, which mixes outdoor activities with volunteering and community action.

 

Young Bristol

Young Bristol supports my Fixers project. It is a charity that offers opportunities and experiences for young people. We have been doing our NCS programme with them.

October 2013
We held a fun day at The Dings Park on Thursday 29th August to show the local community the work we’ve been doing there. Lots of families came along and there were garden tours, food, games and face-painting. The Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd, also attended, which gave us a real boost.

 

We’ve now received feedback from some of those who visited that day:

 

Tom Watts, local worker: I am at the Dings Youth Centre a lot, so I have been here when the group have been working on the garden. I’ve seen them working so hard, and with real determination. I think the fun day event has been the perfect way to get people down here to see the garden – it looks a lot better than it did three weeks ago!’

 

Mrs Mason, visitor: ‘I think this is a really good project. I think this is the sort of thing a lot of young people could do. This project seems to have really built up their confidence.’

 

 

Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, gets stuck in during our community garden fun day

 

September 2013

One of our team members, Anthony Bloomfield, was featured in The Independent, discussing how this community project has had a positive impact upon his life. Click here to read the full article.

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