Help make Tower Hamlets a great place to live, work and play.
UMBRELLA ROOF - I want to create/install a canopy of fixed colourful umbrellas between the existing lamp posts that frame the the square. I would like the kids from surrounding schools to get involved and write messages/words of things they love about Bethnal Green and hang them from the umbrellas. I would like the artificial grass to be placed directly underneath. This will inject much need colour & inspiration into the dull square, as well as being practical, acting as some shelter from the sun and rain. Solar powered fairy lights throughout will provide extra lighting at night and improve safety as well as being stunning to look at. ROOF/WALL GARDENS/MORE PLANTS/TREES - I would like to create climbing walled gardens of sturdy durable plants to cascade along all faces of the onlooking buildings of the square, to improve air quality, insect & bird life, as well as creating a stunning visual effect.As well as more planters and trees around the square looked after by the community.
What we'll deliver:
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:
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.
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
Post a Comment