Supporting community-led projects to help your local area recover from the COVID-19 crisis
We will create two community 'edible' gardens for our Museum. We will work with 250 local people to shape our plans and we will take up to 50 of those people forward as the community delivery team. The delivery team will receive training across a range of skills necessary to plan and deliver a garden capital project. We will work with the wider community to help design and plan our community gardens and create our 'green gym' legacy project. The first community garden will be the street level garden, which will be the 'pilot' project and the second garden will be the green roof, which will be a more complex proposal, but will be informed by the street-level pilot. The aim is to work with the community to create something that is good for the environment and for well-being but is something they want, which they will use, for decades to come.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The Cinema Museum is situated at the heart of the regeneration of Elephant & Castle and Walworth. The changes for local people have not all been easy and we want to help pepper the area of regeneration with spaces that people feel positive about - and spaces that make people feel positive about themselves. Our work with the community indicates that they want local spaces that: are accessible to them; enhance public space; improve the environment and air quality; offer opportunity for training and skills; offer opportunity for local people to come together, socialise and create. The Museum wants to share its heritage spaces with local people and work with them to create a really special set of gardens that deliver on all of the above. We'd LOVE to win a place at Chelsea - and we will go for it - but if the project delivers two beautiful community gardens that people will love and want to tend, (and in the process involve lots of local people in developing new skills, we'll be happy).
Steps to get it done:
About the space
London Borough of Lambeth