Visitor and Animal Safety - Resurfacing Yard Floor
Hope Pastures welcomes (free of charge) all visitors, including children & families, the elderly, schools, special needs groups & brownies. Facilities are good but the main yard floor is very uneven and needs resurfacing to improve safety for visitors (especially if disabled), the ponies and staff.
There is currently a serious risk of injury to visitors, ponies and staff from tripping on uneven flooring in the main yard.
This is a particular issue for less able visitors, including those in wheelchairs, those unsteady on their feet, those with special needs and families with young children.
Levelling the floor and re-routing drainage will prevent the liklihood of falls, extending safe public access.
To improve safety for visitors, ponies and staff.
Activities» Resurface the main yard floor.
Lack of falls/trips reported in Accident Book.
Visitors, ponies and staff will be able to move freely around the main yard to meet the ponies. Disabled visitors and very young children in particular will have increased freedom to access all the stables.
Risks to this project are:
Need to use the stables in the yard while work is being done - this will be managed by stabling the animals in foster homes for the period.
Impact of (bad) weather on the works - the project will be undertaken during more clement months.
Donors will receive information about the project, its status and forthcoming activity in a monthly email until the project is completed.
Budget - Project Cost: £12,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £4,500 Excavations Digging up existing flooring £2,500 Drainage Re-routing drainage as appropriate £5,000 Concreting Re-surfacing floor
Hope Pastures is based on the north Leeds ring road. It is unusual in keeping animals in a relatovely urban environment, enabling people who wouldn't normally meet ponies and donkeys to do so.
All visitors to Hope Pastures, especially children, families, disabled visitors and groups.
Hope Pastures staff and volunteers.
This project is based on the Hope Pastures' site.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Trustee responsible for building works.