Purvers Patch in Wherwell, Andover was identified by Team Wilder community group, Greener Villages, as a Waste of Space.
Waste of Space: Purver’s Patch
Purver’s Patch was a badly overgrown area, with litter caught up in the many brambles and ivy around. There was also an old caravan on the patch with smashed windows and even more rubbish inside. All in all, it was an abandoned, unloved area – a typical Waste of Space - but local residents saw its potential.
The Community Group takes action:
Greener Villages, a Wilder Community Group, and Wherwell Parish Council sent around a survey to households in the immediate neighbourhood of Purvers Patch, to ask if anyone was interested in volunteering for the project.
Interested individuals were then invited to a Zoom meeting where they discussed what their ideas were and what / how everyone could contribute to the project. For 12-year-old Ethan and Sparsholt College student, Joe, the project struck a chord with them, and they paired up to take the lead in this endeavour.