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Our Kilburn - Digital Noticeboard

Funded on Spacehive 14 November 2015

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Our Kilburn - Digital Noticeboard

Our Kilburn - Digital Noticeboard

South Kilburn Trust By South Kilburn Trust

We want to install a digital noticeboard on Kilburn High Road to showcase Kilburn's unique offerings and vibrant community, connecting residents and visitors up with everything Kilburn has to offer!

London Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 14 Nov 2015!

Kilburn High Road is diverse, lively, and full of surprises. But with heavy road traffic, a transient population and its location divided between two boroughs, the unique character of the High Road can get lost. Local businesses have little support and there is no obvious network to connect them to residents or community groups. We would like to showcase Kilbun's vibrant range of businesses as well as encouraging new independent traders.

We propose installing a digital notice board located in a high footfall area opposite Kilburn High Road Overground to highlight local retailers, entertainment and community events and special offers, acting as a focal point for residents, and visitors alike! The board will show images and video, allowing independent retailers to advertise affordably as well as providing an exciting way of featuring Kilburn information and talent. Ads will be made cheaper for those businesses and groups who support the community, in recognition of their support!

What we'll deliver:

  • Hire a part-time community worker to connect up local businesses, groups and residents and keep the board updated
  • Provide locals with special offers and discounts
  • Purchase and install a high-quality digital notice board in the high footfall area opposite Kilburn High Road Overground
  • Provide affordable ad space to retailers, and provide discounts for independentsand those supporting the community

Why it's a great idea:

Kilburn High Road is one of the busiest and largest high streets in the UK, and with all the bustle it's easy to overlook much of what Kilburn has to offer. However, the last five years residents and community groups have worked hard to foster a sense of place through projects including arts and enterprise workspaces, living streets initiatives and other schemes to improve Kilburn. This project builds on that momentum, with a platform to draw out the sometimes-hidden character of Kilburn, putting the spotlight on those who help give the area its distinctive feel!

This will be a bottom-up initiative, managed the South Kilburn Trust, working alongside the Kilburn Neighbourhood Plan Forum and Kingsgate Community Centre. Because of this it will be able to avoid some of the tricky challenges of working across boroughs.

Looking at similar initiatives, ad revenue should allow us to pay for the board within the year - at which point we can look at expanding the project!

Steps to get it done:

  • Once we have chosen a supplier, we will work with Brent Council to install the noticeboard
  • The community worker will work to produce new content every two weeks, ensuring the board stays interesting and relevant
  • We will work with local designers to produce a unique shell for the board, as well as eye-catching templates for the ads
  • Staff and supporters of the South Kilburn Trust will manage the procurement process for the hardware
  • We will hire a community worker to talk to local businesses and organisations about the project, and to sell ads

Both Camden and Brent Councillors are supportive of the idea, as are a wide range of local businesses, residents, and community groups. This is an initiative by the community, for the community, dedicated towards showing just what makes Kilburn shine!


Location London

About the space

The pavement opposite Kilburn High Road Overground


London Borough of Brent

How will the money be spent?Total £29,851

Double Sided Display Unit - £17,000 (57%)
Content/community relations manager salary - £3,500 (12%)
3 year warranty on unit - £2,670 (9%)
Electricity connection by council - £1,200 (4%)
Annual electricity costs (based on estimated usage of ~800 kWh/ month) - £1,008 (3%)
Installation hardware - £500 (2%)
Ad template design - £500 (2%)
Printing and communications (brochures, leaflets and forms) - £450 (2%)
Unit installation - £420 (1%)
Annual data costs - £312 (1%)
Other - £2,291 (8%)

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.

Double Sided Display Unit
Content/community relations manager salary
3 year warranty on unit
Electricity connection by council
Annual electricity costs (based on estimated usage of ~800 kWh/ month)
Installation hardware
Ad template design
Printing and communications (brochures, leaflets and forms)
Unit installation
Annual data costs
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • 3G data component for display unit (hardware)
  • VAT
  • Server storage
  • Unit delivery
  • Transaction Fees

Total £29,851

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