Looking to improve health, economic opportunity and cultural diversity in Kensington & Chelsea area.
We want to green a section of the concrete westway, inviting local primary schools to construct and erect nestboxes, to create bug homes and plant insect friendly flowers. We'll use the money to support one person to run nestbox building workshops in local schools.
We'll also organise a single day in Spring 2015 when the children can come together with urban wildlife artists to give the area a facelift using murals of birds and stencils of other wildlife.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
It's going to transform this part of the Westway, improving the area for declining wildlife species like house sparrows and for insects, and making it more welcoming for the local community.
Our workshops in local primary schools will serve as excellent opportunities to educate pupils about urban wildlife, its declines, revivals and how they can support it.
This project will also serve as an example of how much larger stretches of the Westway could look and feel if the right support and policies were implemented.
Steps to get it done:
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