3 September 2018

In collaboration with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, YMCA Derbyshire residents have created a permanent and sustainable seating area at The Whistlestop Centre in Matlock Bath. 

Several YMCA Derbyshire residents worked in partnership with the Trust to reassemble their display from the Royal Horticultural Show at Chatsworth, shifting five tonnes of rock in the process! This will be a permanent display and provides a sustainable functional seating design that can be enjoyed by visitors to the centre. Robins and dragonflies have already been spotted hawking around the water feature, so it is already a draw for local wildlife.

Residents very much enjoyed the experience and have asked if they can get involved in future projects. Teamwork was very strong throughout the project, and residents were able to interact with the public which helps to increase self-esteem and confidence.