An illustrated map plotting the locations of Blackburn’s green spaces is available as part of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing Campaign.
Led by Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) and supported by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, the Blackburn Open Spaces Map, created by Illustrator Ursula Hurst, will help support the recovery of Blackburn town centre and the wellbeing of the local community.
The beautifully illustrated map has been printed on leaflets and showcased on signs around the centre.
Blackburn BID are also working in partnership with The Mall and Blackburn with Darwen Council to deliver ‘Growing Places’.
Horticulturalist and Teacher Sue Jeffries is facilitating workshops with CANW, Blackburn with Darwen Adult Learning and Age UK to design and implement a pocket park area in Victoria Gardens (taking over the former fountain area), and is also working with Blackburn Youth Zone and Blackburn College to redesign and replant the planters in their grounds.
The spaces are included on the Open Spaces map and the wider community will be encouraged to explore and enjoy the new spaces.
Catherine Price, Blackburn town centre BID Manager, said: “The idea of the project is to support the recovery of the town centre and the wellbeing of the wider community by highlighting the many green and open spaces across the town centre, along with the close links to the park and canal.
“The first stage of the Council’s 5 Ways to Wellbeing is ‘Take Notice’, and so creating the map helps people to ‘take notice’ of the amazing surroundings and public spaces in the town centre.”
For more details of how Blackburn with Darwen are supporting the 5 Ways to Wellbeing click here