Flourishing Feltham Green

Funded on Spacehive 16 March 2021

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Flourishing Feltham Green

Friends of Feltham Green By Friends of Feltham Green

Design, make and install new, specially designed oak planters on the railings that border Feltham Green and the War Memorial/High Street.

Feltham Delivery stage

74
backers
£7,730
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This project was funded on 16 Mar 2021!

The Friends of Feltham Green plan to install nine new, specially designed oak planters on the railings that form the border between Feltham Green and the War Memorial on the High Street. The existing plastic planters were installed by local people a few years ago, under their own initiative. They are too small in size and number to make enough visual impact and dry out quickly during hot weather. Whilst these efforts were very much welcomed, Friends of Feltham Green wish to commission purpose built planters that are appropriate in scale and design for this important, green heritage site within the town centre. The planters will be unique to Feltham: working in partnership with Hounslow Men's Shed, they will be designed and made by local people. The fronts of the oak planters will be carved with designs associated with Feltham and its history. Local volunteers will then plant them up in time for Remembrance Sunday 2021. The Friends will take ongoing care of them.

What we'll deliver:

  • Nine new, specially designed oak planters for Feltham Green
  • The planters will be planted up with a selection of plants to provide year-round interest

Why it's a great idea:

During 2019, Hounslow Council conducted an extensive public consultation process to guide an ambitious regeneration programme for Feltham Green. The Friends were set up in December 2019 to support this process and manage volunteering activity to help maintain the Green. The regeneration project was scheduled for completion during 2020, but due to the pandemic, the majority of the work is yet to be undertaken. We hope installing specially designed new oak planters in such a prominent place within the town centre will provide much needed optimism and confidence that all the hopes and ambitions expressed during the consultation will be delivered. The project will provide a focus for the recently formed Friends of Feltham Green and an opportunity to collaborate with other local organisations. Local people will have the chance to make a positive contribution towards improving the public realm by helping to design and make the planters, and then planting them up.

Steps to get it done:

  • Consult local people about choice of carvings for front of oak planters
  • Place orders for materials (specialist liners, timber, metal, fixings)
  • Finalise design of carvings and construct planters
  • Purchase plants and compost
  • Install planters on the railings at Feltham Green
  • Plant up planters

The Green has been an important public space for over a hundred years. There is huge potential benefit to its location on Feltham High Street, which could provide a focal point for the town centre and its diverse communities of residents (many of whom live in high-rise accommodation without direct access to outdoor recreational space), children from nearby schools, shoppers and businesses on the High Street. As a result of feedback following extensive public consultation in 2019, proposed improvements include increasing visibility from the High Street; installing CCTV; creating a play area for young children; creating community planting areas for children and local residents; planting more trees; creating beds for wild-flower planting and a bee corridor; creating a garden around Freddie Mercury's memorial (one-time resident of Feltham and an important site for fans from all over the world); and building a cabin on the Green to act as a focal point for the community.

Location Feltham

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Council

London Borough of Hounslow

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How will the money be spent?Total £5,110

Nine bespoke carved oak planters - £2,250 (44%)
Nine self-watering liners (Amberol HBB-3PP or similar plus delivery) - £1,711 (33%)
Permanent planting and peat free compost for nine planters - £616 (12%)
Contingency - £229 (4%)
Other - £304 (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.

44%
Nine bespoke carved oak planters
£2,250
33%
Nine self-watering liners (Amberol HBB-3PP or similar plus delivery)
£1,711
12%
Permanent planting and peat free compost for nine planters
£616
4%
Contingency
£229
6%
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£304
  • Spacehive fees
    £173
  • Transaction Fees
    £97
  • VAT
    £35

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • In new planters: mature plants for greater immediate impact; seasonal planting, and bulbs for year round interest
  • Drought resistant planting in water trough on Green and re-etch dedication on side
  • Renew planting around Feltham Pond

Total £5,110

Our Wish List

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  • We may need help to transform people's ideas of what to put on the front of our new oak planters into images to carve into the wood. We hope to work with young people studying locally but would love to hear from anyone with design skills. Thanks!

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