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Community Garden on Boleyn Road

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Community Garden on Boleyn Road

Community Garden on Boleyn Road

London Borough of Newham By London Borough of Newham

Boleyn Road is located just off Green Street, E7 which is a hot spot for fly tipping. We have identified an unused piece of land and would like to transform it into a community garden.

Newham Delivery stage

pledged of £16,178

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

The Green Street Neighbourhood team identified a piece of land which has never been used.
The neighbourhood is characterised by densely packed terraced housing and consequently the area has one of the lowest amounts of green space in Newham. In light of this, we would like to work with residents and partners to make best use of the spaces that are available, and to bring more underused and disused spaces into use for the local community.
The piece of land identified, is located on Boleyn Road and would be an ideal urban space which could be transformed into a community garden.
We would like to work with residents from all ages and create a much needed space for people to meet and grow their own produce. We would like to also change the perception of the area and to reduce the anti-social behaviour in the area and in particular eradicating the fly tipping issue.

What we'll deliver:

  • create a community garden and a community pond
  • organise community events and activities to engage with neighbours
  • apply for a new water supply connection
  • clear the land from fly tipping and build 10-15 raised planting beds

Why it's a great idea:

We think that transforming the unused piece of land on Boleyn Road into a community garden is a great idea because:
- it can greatly reduce the anti-social behaviour in the area i.e. fly tipping and littering and change people's perception of the area
- it can bring the community together and improve community resilience
- the use of the therapeutic powers of gardening can help our residents to build self esteem and motivation
- through participation in this project people will have a direct impact on their local environment by creating better local green spaces
- people will be more active which can drastically improve their health and well-being
- it will be an additional green space where people can relax and meet new friends and reduce social isolation especially within the elderly residents

Steps to get it done:

  • continue to monitor and encourage residents to take part in the project
  • engage with local residents and create a community garden steering group
  • evaluate what went right and what went wrong at the end of the project
  • work with various partners to make this project a success

The Green Street Neighbourhood team would like to encourage and support a more sustainable future for the Green Street neighbourhood through increasing awareness of local needs and where possible supporting projects that create a positive benefit for people who live, work and visit the community now and for the future. The Green Street area is one of the most deprived areas in the country and we believe that by improving the local environment and creating new green spaces/community gardens for people to enjoy, will create a sense of community and reduce the anti-social behaviour issues in the area. It will also create a cleaner street and public space environment in the neighbourhood as by changing people's perception of the area, we can tackle endemic issues around rubbish dumping, pigeon feeding and residents leaving waste in their front gardens. Improving the local area will consequently bring new investment in the area and improve the local economy.

Location Newham

About the space

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London Borough of Newham

How will the money be spent?Total £16,178

New Water Connection - £3,000 (19%)
Plants,herbs and food growing seeds - £2,000 (12%)
Tools and Equipment - £2,000 (12%)
Top Soil - £2,000 (12%)
Raised Beds,wood,nails etc. - £1,500 (9%)
Community Pond expenses - £1,200 (7%)
Legal costs/meeting costs - £1,000 (6%)
Installation of signage on Green Street - £1,000 (6%)
Clearance of Fly tipping - £500 (3%)
Venue for meetings - £400 (2%)
Other - £1,578 (10%)

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.

New Water Connection
Plants,herbs and food growing seeds
Tools and Equipment
Top Soil
Raised Beds,wood,nails etc.
Community Pond expenses
Legal costs/meeting costs
Installation of signage on Green Street
Clearance of Fly tipping
Venue for meetings
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • Water Butts 5-10
  • VAT

Total £16,178

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