The Nettles

Nettles Volunteers Awarded Funding for new Community Project

21st September 2017

The Nettles Volunteer Group, who maintain and enhance Sleaford’s public green space The Nettles, has been awarded £2000 of funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery for a new community project. ‘See & Hear’ is an exciting intergenerational project that will involve a group of young people working with the members of the Nettles Volunteer Group to record their ongoing work, stories, wildlife and anecdotes about the space on video, helping to share the brilliant work they do. Free professional training will be offered to a group of local young people to learn about appropriate interview techniques and record people’s stories as well as using tablets for creating, editing and sharing video clips.

Following their training the young people will then work with the Nettles Volunteers to pass on their knowledge. The project aims to bring different generations together, sharing skills and knowledge, whilst helping to promote this valuable public green space and understand the need to care for natural habitats in our local area. See below for more information about the training days:

Training Days

Free training days for young people (16+)

Recording People’s Stories

Thursday 26th October, 10am-4pm (lunch provided) with Danny Pedler (Historian) Learn a variety of interview techniques and how to record people’s stories. 

Creating Video Clips

Monday 13th November, 10am-4pm (lunch provided) with Electric Egg (Film, Animation & Photography) Learn how to use tablets and free software to create brilliant video clips. Record, edit & share.

Young people interested in taking part can find out more and book their place by emailing

The Nettles Volunteer group meet monthly (on the second Monday of each month) and are supported by artsNK and Hill Holt Wood. If you would like to join the group, please send a message via the Nettles facebook page:

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