Green Door is a lottery-funded project which aims to encourage people, particularly older and disabled people, to make more use of the green spaces in the city, to improve their physical and mental wellbeing and to reduce isolation.
The project provides many cost-free or low-cost activities within green spaces. We offer a “pick ‘n’ mix” approach – you can choose to do as much or as little as you like.
Follow the links from this page to see the range of activities on offer and how to book on.
The project is run from a hub building and cycle hire facility located in Westport Lake. This facility has several adapted cycles for use by people with disabilities, as well as standard cycles for hire. For more information, click on the Cycle Hire link.
The project is staffed almost entirely by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. If you would like to volunteer
with the project, please click on the Volunteers link. People will be able to choose for themselves which activities they
take part in, and how much time they can give.
Activities will include:-
- Outdoor learning activities;
- Guided nature walks for all ability levels;
- Wellbeing activities such as tai chi and relaxation.
Also included within the project will be the provision of a cycle hire facility, with specially adapted cycles for disabled people being available to hire alongside standard bikes for non-disabled people.
The project will launch in the New Year, with the cycle hire facility becoming available in early summer 2013. The project is funded for four years, and will be mainly staffed by volunteers.
For any queries, or for people who would like to volunteer in the project, contact Stoke-on-Trent City Council on 07824 473432, 01782 232236 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: this is a new project and work on these webpages is continuing and will be updated regularly. All of the links may not be immediately available. 07/01/2013