Help make Tower Hamlets a great place to live, work and play
Last month Liveable Streets and Tower Hamlets Council installed 5 planters across the Old Ford Road, providing more space for pedestrians to walk whilst abiding by the 2m distancing rules. Since then, the road feels far safer - both for social distancing and due to the reduced traffic. After some discussion with neighbours, we thought about how nice it would be to come together as a community and decorate these planters, so have come up with various designs with nice colours and messaging - all encouraging an inclusive community feel. To carry out the painting itself, we would hope to involve children from the houses, and the estate (with permission from their parents and abiding by safeguarding rules). The execution of the project will take into utmost consideration the updated COVID guidelines, therefore would only have a certain number of children at a time, ensuring PPE is worn and maintaining a 1m distance where we can.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Get the community together in a time of need - bringing Celebrate the pedestrianisation of our urban space - drawing attention to the positive change that has been introduced by Liveable Streets.
Steps to get it done:
The designs will project inclusive messages with bold colours - thanking key workers and the NHS, celebrating Black Lives Matter, encouraging cycling/walking over driving, and other pro-community themes.
About the space
Old Ford Road, Skew Bridge
London Borough of Tower Hamlets