Sunday, September 12, 2010

Grassroots activism in Knowle West

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Great example of local activity aimed at strengthening sustainability and community...

HORSES are at the heart of a new venture in Knowle West that makes the most of the area's strong link with the equine world.

The Grassroots Home for Horse Culture is based at The Park centre in Daventry Road and has been founded to provide an area for equestrian activities and a local produce market.

Work has been going on for some time to create an urban horse and pony club for the many people in Knowle West, Hartcliffe and Withywood who ride or drive horse-drawn vehicles. But the aim now is to expand it further to promote the use of horses in a sustainable future.

Tracey Pool, founder and chairwoman of the project, said heavy horses had already been used to plough allotments and people were driven round the Knowle West Arts Trail in a carriage...

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