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EMERA Street Life

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EMERA Street Life

EMERA Street Life

East Moor Estate Residents Association By East Moor Estate Residents Association

We want to re-instate disused pathways in order to bring our community together by providing a peaceful and calming space for them to be able to enjoy a safe and relaxing location to meet

Murton Delivery stage

pledged of £37,417

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

The project has been divided into two stages, the first being the construction works needed to remove the old and damaged paving and replace it with a tarmac surface that is easily maintained. The second stage will involve all of our local residents (young and old) to ask them to help with the planting and general maintenance going forward.

What we'll deliver:

  • Add raised beds and planters with flowers and herbs
  • Add seating
  • Add security lighting
  • Add suitable drainage
  • Apply Tarmac coating to provide safe and accessible pathways
  • Dig up and replace the existing four pathways

Why it's a great idea:

The pathways are vitally important to the local community. East Moor Estate was officially opened in 1924 and nicknamed Wembley due to it’s opening date being the same as that of the old Wembley stadium. The estate comprises of 5 streets (about 200 homes) set apart from the village of Murton, meaning it is often overlooked for any regeneration work or council spending. A lot of the residents on the estate are young families, disabled and elderly. Roads on the estate are busy with narrow pavements making it difficult and unsafe for some residents to get around. If the pathways can be once again be made usable this will encourage community cohesion, provide safe access routes around the estate, give children somewhere to play and provide the opportunity for all members of our community to come together. As our estate is approaching it’s 100th birthday we would love to be able to hold street parties and the pathways would be the ideal safe and pleasant locations for these.

Steps to get it done:

  • Installing lighting
  • Installing planters
  • Installing seating
  • Tarmac on the pathways
  • Digging up the broken and damaged pathways
  • Laying drainage system
  • Planting

We’re approaching local construction companies and quarries for donations of time, equipment, expertise and materials to carry out the first stage of the project (the construction work). Contacting local agencies (like Groundwork) to help us with the planning of the planting and seating will be vital to achieving the best use of the space available although it will be the local residents that will be really involved in the decision making, planting and maintenance of the living streets we are hoping to create. Costs for seating, lighting and planting are only estimates at this stage and, in the event that actual costs are lower, any surplus funding raised will be used to increase the volume of seating / planting or set aside in a separate project fund to enable us to carry out continual maintenance and enhanced features.


Location Murton

About the space


Durham County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £37,416

Capital cost - £21,891 (59%)
Planters - £7,200 (19%)
Seating - £2,400 (6%)
Lighting - £1,440 (4%)
Plants - £816 (2%)
Other - £3,669 (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.

Capital cost
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £37,416

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