Tumbledown Farm – creating a green sanctuary for Weymouth
Twenty five acres of farmland in Weymouth is set to be transformed into a community hub
It will provide ‘outdoor classrooms’, community allotments, environmental training, fitness projects and formal training to help get the unemployed back into work.
A 30 year-long lease for the land, called Tumbledown Farm, has been granted to Groundwork Solent from Weymouth and Portland Council to maintain and transform the space into a dynamic outdoor ‘lung’ for Weymouth and the surrounding area.
Tumbledown Farm is currently privately rented by two cattle farmers and consists of natural grassland and grazing areas, a small woodland and SSSI nature reserve.
Until the lease change the public have had limited to access by the space using the footpaths.
This large-scale project will be shaped by the needs and wants of the local community, including programmes that support the improvement of health and fitness, education, wellbeing and employment.
Read more about this exciting news at the website of Groundwork South “changing places – changing lives”