A former landfill site in Bulwell will open to the public on Friday after a £100,000 transformation.
The newly named Bulwell Community Meadow will provide local residents and school children with a green space thanks to investment secured by Nottingham City Council.
The project has been a long term ambition of Nottingham North MP Graham Allen, who said: “I am thrilled we have finally got there with the co-operation of lots of wonderful friends, partner organisations and local residents.
“We will now have a usable green space for residents to enjoy that will be beneficial to the local nature and environment.”
The former landfill site, located on Hoewood Road, had been left unused for more than a decade and was approved for renovation after funding was secured through Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd (WREN).
“The generous funding from WREN has enabled us to create a pleasant natural area for the whole community to enjoy” said Cllr Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture.
“As the new wildflower meadow and trees get established, they will enhance the surroundings for wildlife already flourishing on the site and help to attract even more.”
The meadow will include new seating and entrance features, created by artist Christopher Campbell working with local children from Rufford Primary School.
There will also be a nature trail using natural history designs made by the children.
“The pupils of rufford Primary School have made their mark on the meadow through their artwork”
Work carried out over the past year includes the addition of paths along with a wildflower meadow.
Steve Gribby, Construction Director at Robert Woodhead Ltd, worked on the renovation and thinks it has been a great success.
“It’s fantastic to work on a project that will truly benefit a community so positively.
Bulwell Community Meadow has been transformed [and] I know the local community will take great pride and care in this green space, especially the pupils of Rufford Primary School, who have made their mark on the meadow through their artwork.”
The greenspace will open to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, before local residents plant the first three new trees for the site.
The opening will take place at one of the new entrances opposite the Coopers Arms pub at 12.30pm.