Local people creating projects that make Southwark fantastic place to live, work and relax.
There are a surprising variety of birds living in Brimmington Park and the surrounding area and local residents enjoy spotting them. There's even a woodpecker living nearby who can be heard in the park if you're lucky! Friends of Peckham East is a group of volunteers from the area who work to promote and protect our green spaces. We wish to increase the bird population including hoping to attract rarer birds. And we wish to inspire a love of birds in the many young children who regularly visit the park. We will be commissioning a local artist to create unique homes for birds which we will install in Brimmington Park. There will be an information station to give children more information about the bird boxes. And a fun map to follow which will encourage children to look up and look around them in the park. The map will be distributed to local children's groups and via FOPE website and we'll have an open event one afternoon in the park too.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Peckham East has lots of small pockets of green space which is great for the many local people who live in flats. As it's an inner city area it's vital that wildlife is given space to thrive. The boxes should lead to an increase in the bird population in the area. By having a local artist design the boxes we'll be creating something unique that the local community can enjoy - enhancing the special character of Brimmington Park. Children will have fun trying to spot the boxes and will learn more about local wild birds. The play area is very well used in the park but this project will encourage children to explore the natural environment and consider the wildlife in the park rather than just using the play equipment in the play area. Our group have organised a festival in the park every summer. But we were not able to run the festival last year due to the pandemic, and this year we are looking at other ways to build community and promote our local green spaces.
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About the space
London Borough of Southwark
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