To help make Barnet even better for those who live, work and study here.
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:
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:
About the space
London Borough of Barnet
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