Supporting community-led projects to help your local area recover from the COVID-19 crisis
Templar House is nestled in between Kilburn, Cricklewood, and West Hampstead. Over the years, its communal open spaces have been left to decay. Today, the estate feels unloved and has become a magnet for dumping and fly tipping. Help us turn this around! This project will enable us to reinvent our green spaces and transform them into meaningful, biodiverse places for all to enjoy. We will enhance the quality of existing plant beds and create new spaces for community gardening. The improved landscape will be the catalyst for formal and informal activities that will encourage neighbours to meet, socialise, learn new skills and develop a sense of pride and social belonging. There are many leftover open spaces in Templar House, and just as many opportunities to change the way residents and visitors perceive the estate. The estate is open to all, which means the project will benefit the wider community.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Good quality gardens and green spaces in urban areas play a pivotal role in the mental and physical health and wellbeing of residents. For communities at large, gardening and food growing provide much-needed opportunities to socialise, recreate, and learn new skills. Community gardens offer young people a means to engage with and learn about nature right on their doorstep.
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About the space
London Borough of Camden