Flowering Edgware

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Flowering Edgware

Flowering Edgware

Edgware Town Team By Edgware Town Team

Help us raise funds to purchase trees, seasonal flowers and solar lighting and their upkeep to make Edgware a nicer place to live, work and visit!

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Edgware faces the challenge of high street decline, which is affecting shoppers attitude, as they are choosing alternative shopping centres. To help mitigate against this, Edgware Town Team are keen to enhance the town centre by beautifying the high street with flowers and greenery. We are raising funds to purchase seasonal flowers and solar lighting. We will add hanging baskets and flower boxes to make the high street welcoming and presentable to encourage people to feel positive and add civic pride. This will discourage Anti social behaviour and increase a sense of ownership and well-being. Being within a mile of beautiful parks and countryside, we are seeking to bring this atmosphere close to the town centre to gain rural benefits within the urban environment. We want to increase community participation and involvement. If everybody in Edgware gives £1 we will easily have enough to launch this fantastic project and make this this a reality!

What we'll deliver:

  • Install Hanging baskets, Flower boxes and planters along the town centre
  • Add solar lighting onto existing trees to add atmopshere

Why it's a great idea:

This project will aim to increase interaction between residents and businesses within the Town Centre. It will counter act against ASB including littering. It will increase economic footfall, dwell time and make the Town Centre more aesthetically pleasing when people visit and encourage them to return. We are aware that many local residents do not travel outside of the town for various reasons and therefore this is the only time they will get to experience seeing flowers and existing trees and gain a sense of wellbeing. We are also trying to encourage local people to stay local and shop local rather than having to use transport which pollutes the environment. We hope that the project will reach out to schools and youth organisations, teaching the children about wildlife and the environment, engaging them to look after and own the place that they live and then work. We hope that the solar lights will add a magical feel to the town centre throughout the year and seasons.

Steps to get it done:

  • Spring/Summer planting
  • Autumn/Winter Planting
  • Solar lighting for trees - spring 2019
  • Planted area on station road in front of the centre - spring 2019
  • H2O 2 Go cart

This is a tried and tested method which was successful in the past however due to lack of funds it had to be discontinued. Residents and businesses continue to to be nostalgic about periods when the flowers were in place and Edgware was a more vibrant place to visit. This will compliment and add value to St Margaret Church’s nature conservation project, which will create a new community sanctuary for all with beautiful and sensory flowers including a lavender border along the high street.

Location Edgware

Edgware has 119 other projects and £1,335,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

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London Borough of Barnet

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How will the money be spent?Total £15,851

Autumn Planting - see attached - £5,000 (32%)
Summer Planting - see attached - £5,000 (32%)
Planted area to front of centre - £2,500 (16%)
Tree lights - £1,000 (6%)
H2O 2 Go Cart - £823 (5%)
Other - £1,527 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

32%
Autumn Planting - see attached
£5,000
32%
Summer Planting - see attached
£5,000
16%
Planted area to front of centre
£2,500
6%
Tree lights
£1,000
5%
H2O 2 Go Cart
£823
10%
Other
£1,527
  • Spacehive fees
    £716
  • Transaction Fees
    £668
  • VAT
    £143

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: We would use extra funds for looking after the flowers and pots, but also to extend the project further into 2020 and beyond if it is successful and well received by the local community and businesses.

Total £15,851

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