Bully’s Hill Quarry
Consultation responses suggested that there were insufficient recreational opportunities available for young people in their teens. In an effort to fill this gap Bully’s Hill Quarry was regenerated to provide a large, flat gravel area, a BMX track and picnic benches and a possible BBQ site.
This was done in an abandoned quarry given to the Town Council by the Isle Of Wight Council once travellers had been removed from the site. £12,000 from the Aggregates levee was used to reshape the area, plant new trees, provide a gate and place natural wood bollards in places to prevent access and egress to large vehicles. The BMX area is a natural amphitheatre and is sporadically used by young people from the town. The natural vegetation has been cleared of scrub and brambles to provide a nature trail to the back of the quarry where a flat area is used for BBQs and the rocky sides of the quarry represent incongruities of some geological note. Further funding from the Aggregates Levee enabled large stones from a range of IOW quarries to be placed in the north west corner of the car park, along with a life sized Quarryman carved by Paul Sivell and seated on a solid oak bench which was provided for the convenience of quarry visitors.