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8 Alleyways Project

Funded on Spacehive 24 September 2021

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8 Alleyways Project

Imagine Fomby By Imagine Fomby

The alleyways leading off Chapel Lane in Formby, are dull, dark and dangerous. We will transform them into bright, green and artistic spaces with living walls, street art and creative lighting.

Formby Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 24 Sep 2021!

Each alleyway will be designed by the Imagine Formby Arts, Culture & Heritage group, in collaboration with local schools and the Formby Civic Society, to transform it, through: - Planting - living walls, pots, troughs and hanging displays - Street art - depicting local history and other local references - Conservation - highlighting iconic features - Lighting - eco-friendly lighting installations that improve safety and the aesthetics of the alleyways - Installing entrance features - archways / trellis / - Naming - creating a cohesive theme and identity We will work with professional and local volunteers to achieve this.

What we'll deliver:

  • 2 Alleyways with living wall features, with pots & planters and improved lighting
  • 2 Alleyways featuring original wall art and
  • 4 Alleyways with combination of feature lighting (festoon
  • 2 Alleyways with historic features conserved and highlighted
  • We will bring a team together from our local community including volunteers community groups
  • We will also work with Stautory and voluntary organisations in the area.

Why it's a great idea:

This project will benefit the local community by providing: - Safer, more appealing passageways - Interest on a local historic and conservation basis - Greener, environmentally friendly spaces - Inspiration and joy through exciting art features - Increased footfall towards local businesses from the community - A destination for tourists who in turn will use local businesses - An opportunity for the community to volunteer, learn new skills and develop a senses of pride of place

Steps to get it done:

  • Bring together a team of people to build our project including volunteers and local statutory and voluntary bodies
  • Preparation of our first Alleway for a living wall, art work and lighting.
  • Work with the community to start the planting and artwork
  • complete planting continue with artwork and prepare for lighting
  • Complete lighting and Artwork
  • Switch on the lights and prepare for opening
  • Programme events for opening

The 8 Alleyways project is the first of several projects which will help to preserve Formby Village centre as the beating heart of the town and help local businesses to survive and thrive and improve the environment for residents and visitors alike.


Location Formby

About the space

Formby Village Centre


Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £10,805

Greening the Alleyways horticultural design - £2,000 (19%)
LED Lighting and installation - £2,000 (19%)
Mural Production and design - £1,380 (13%)
Working with the community - £1,320 (12%)
Plants planters and compost - £1,300 (12%)
Material paints and equipment - £1,000 (9%)
Project management - £1,000 (9%)
Insurance - £200 (2%)
Other - £605 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Greening the Alleyways horticultural design
LED Lighting and installation
Mural Production and design
Working with the community
Plants planters and compost
Material paints and equipment
Project management
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £10,805

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