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Hadley Green Drinking Fountain

Funded on Spacehive 15 November 2022 Delivered 27 February 2023

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Hadley Green Drinking Fountain

Hadley Green Drinking Fountain

Peter Wanders By Peter Wanders

Barnet & Hadley Residents Associations in conjunction with Barnet Museum and our Town Team are aiming to refurbish Hadley Green's Drinking Fountain with help of a Grant from Heritage of London Trust.

Hadley Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 15 Nov 2022!

Installed across London, many historic fountains were switched off in the 1960s & 70s. Today only a handful of these beautiful public amenities still work. Restoring them brings back vitality to a public space, offers an environmentally friendly public resource, educates and inspires children and creates a sense of local pride. the Mayor of London wants to reduce the number of single-use plastic water bottles used and provide free access to healthy tap water. The average London adult buys more than three plastic water bottles every week - a startling 175 bottles per person. In total, some 7.7billion plastic bottles are bought across the UK each year. We all should adopt small changes that can have a big environmental impact - like refilling reusable bottles with tap water, instead of needlessly buying new single-use ones. Heritage of London is offering a Grant for the some of the renovation and we are looking for more to help with the water connection & other expenses.

What we'll deliver:

  • Free Drinking Water for us and for our dogs
  • Bringing back part of Barnet's Rich Heritage
  • Good for the Environment

Why it's a great idea:

Peter Wanders (Wanders Shoe Shop) has been campaigning to have our Drinking Fountain renovated over the last 4 years. With the help of Heritage of London and our local associations, we have an opportunity for this to happen. If we all can adopt small changes we can have a big environmental impact - like refilling reusable bottles with tap water, instead of needlessly buying new single-use ones. All our "thirsty" community + local walkers and dog owners will benefit from having the fountain working again, not forgetting bringing back to life this wonderful monument as it is part of Barnet's rich heritage.

Steps to get it done:

  • Work can begin in renovating the drinking fountain

Location Hadley

About the space

Hadley Green


London Borough of Barnet

How will the money be spent?Total £20,200

Repair & refurbish fountain - £17,332 (86%)
Bronze plaque - £1,800 (9%)
Landscaping - £500 (2%)
Other - £568 (3%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Repair & refurbish fountain
Bronze plaque
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


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:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation

Total £20,200

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