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: Tower Hamlets Upcycled Green Square :

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: Tower Hamlets Upcycled Green Square :

Verry Kerry By Verry Kerry

Transform the uninspiring globe town market, into a colourful, greener space to inspire the school kids and community to take pride in their area, improve behaviour, and celebrate cultural diversity.

Tower Hamlets Idea stage

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Upcycled Plastic bottle canopy - I want to create a colourful plastic hanging canopy between the lamp posts, collected and painted by the local school kids & residents to hang between the existing lamp posts that frame the the square. > It can engage all the local community to collect plastic > Plastic awareness/how much we throw away in just 1 small community > all the kids can paint something showing their creativity. > upcycling - trash to something visually rewarding This will inject much need colour & inspiration into the dull square. Solar lights throughout will provide extra lighting at night and improve safety as well as being beautiful. Plant more trees, flowers veggies & herbs. Improve air quality, insect & bird life. Planters can be upcycled by the community/kids from old tyres/palettes Upcycling workshops for seating & planters Install a language board illustrating the diversity of the area with 'hello, how are you?, my name is, thank you' in all the local languages.

What we'll deliver:

  • Upcycled Plastic Bottle Hanging Structure
  • More Trees, plants, herbs, flowers - improve air quality & bird/insect life
  • Language Board encouraging learning, connectivity and community engagement
  • Upcycled benches, seats & planters & sculptures for the square made by local school kids
  • Community Projects /gatherings celebrating culture, heritage, cultural diversity, arts
  • Provide educational talks and implement campaigns on saying no to plastic
  • Campaign to get all local business to remove plastic bags, replace them with biodegradable ones in wider 'GREEN' effort
  • Implement 'Keep Britain Clean' campaigns in our communal areas, streets, parks and canals.
  • Local business support in an open, easily accessible way
  • Events such a music, theatre, dance, yoga, wellbeing, community picnics

Why it's a great idea:

The globe Town Market Square is a central hub for school children, families & business owners, and it feels like the end of world when you pass through it. The children all gather there after school, buy their snacks and throw their rubbish on the floor despite the bins provided. I believe that if this area was improved, while involving these kids, they would take more pride in their area, improving social behaviour. Once made more beautiful, it would increase the current 2 market traders, be the hub for many street picnics/parties/project/arts/events/celebrating local talent, getting people to reach out, & support each other, creating a platform to bring this amazingly diverse community together, especially in a time of unsettling unrest from Brexit. The added plants would improve air quality, insect and bird life & understanding & importance of urban gardens. It would inspire children and adults, create wonder and happiness, improve attitudes & behaviour, and community spirit.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buy umbrellas, artificial grass & solar powerd fairy lights
  • Install umbrellas with wire tension system & lights throughout
  • Buy plants for walls & ground level
  • Install & plant plants using recycled plastic bottles, contractor & voluteers
  • Create local community projects like upcyling benches & recylcing art and planters
  • Create and hold environmental talks like no to plastc and clean up campaigns
  • Workshops for small business owners
  • Art & dance projects and comminuty gatherings
  • Free festivals, free yoga, wellbeing sessions
  • Community picnics celebrating cultural diversity & different cuisine of the locals

The kids from the area that gather here after school need more to be inspired by. I want to see ongoing upcycling and recycling projects for after school, using old crate pallets from the shops/old tyres from the taxi repair shop, to create benches and chairs for everyone to use around the square. Learning practical skills via various workshops, understanding the environment and the need to take action. Increase awareness of the damaging effects of plastic and rubbish and create mini upcylcling and clean up projects, including the surrounding canals. Inspiring locals to say no to plastic & Inspire everyone to take pride in their area and ignite a desire to want to keep it clean and beautiful.

Location Tower Hamlets

About the space

Globe Town Market Square. It is an extremely uninspring, unattracive, unused space, with currently 2 market traders. It has so much potential to be something truly amazing & inspiring.


London Borough of Tower Hamlets

How will the money be spent?Total £5,865

Plants/trees - £3,000 (51%)
wire & paint for plastic bottle structure - £1,000 (17%)
Installation - £1,000 (17%)
Language Board - £300 (5%)
Other - £565 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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wire & paint for plastic bottle structure
Language Board
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £5,865

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