Our projects (updated)

Read more about our work, from the Clean River Kent Campaign to improving green spaces around the village.

In 2024, we received a Climate and Nature Partnership Grant from Westmorland & Furness Council, in partnership with Staveley with Ings Parish Council.

This will allow us to move forward with lots of important plans, from designating and improving green spaces around the Parish, to working with young people and doing a feasibility study on introducing more local transport options.

Clean River Kent Campaign

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Our green spaces

Our green spaces

We’ll generate community participation to better understand the green spaces we have in Staveley and Ings – both the ones already in use and potential new spaces.

Alec Row

Alec Row

Alec Row is in the process of being transformed into an attractive community area, with car parking, recycling and a recreational space. This grant will allow the next phase of work to be completed.

The Green Gateway

The Green Gateway

We’re looking at ways to improve the ‘gateway’ to Staveley, entering from the Windermere direction, to create a welcoming feel to the village and boost biodiversity. 

Skills & Repair Café

Skills & Repair Café

This funding will allow us to continue our well-established Repair Cafés throughout 2024. The cafés encourage people to fix items themselves or with help, rather than adding to landfill.

Community composting

Community composting

This project aims to encourage everyone to compost at home, to reduce the use of commercial packaged compost and especially the use of peat compost, which is incredibly damaging for the climate.

Increasing community engagement with environmental projects

Increasing community engagement with environmental projects

We’re linking up and improving sources of online information, as well as the way we use physical noticeboards in the area. The aim is to ensure that local people are informed about and engaged with environmental issues, and how they can get involved to tackle them.

Young people for young people

Young people for young people

We aim to provide ways for young people to get involved with environmental projects and issues, so that they continue to participate in village life and have opportunities to socialise.

Community Ebikes scheme

Community Ebikes scheme

SENS has supported the initial phase of a community Ebikes scheme, which will be self-supporting in 2-3 years. Grant funding will cover insurance costs for the next 12 months as the scheme develops.