Pimp A Bus-Stop

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Pimp A Bus-Stop

Pimp A Bus-Stop

Willesden Green Town Team By Willesden Green Town Team

Grow a green wall on top of our bus-stops.

Brent Fundraising stage

pledged of £3,425
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £3,425 by 20 Sep 2017

I want to transform our bus-shelters into homes for insects and to provide food for birds. The means for this would be to purchase large pots and grow a creeper trained on wires across the top. I have seen something similar to this in Madeira and they do it also on the Continent. This project is awaiting final permissions from TfL. In the unlikely event, this is not secured, no money will be taken from backers.

What we'll deliver:

  • Add 1 large pot to each bus-stop
  • Grow Parthenocissus quinquefolia in the pot as it is bee friendly
  • Maintain the creeper

Why it's a great idea:

This is an innovative idea here in the UK but it will assist the environment locally by providing leaves to reduce the pollution. It will help people sheltering in the stop as it will provide an extra layer against the elements. It will encourage insects and provide food and shelter for them and also food for birds. Our high street will be greener and this assist in improving morale, provides emotional support and cheers people up.

Steps to get it done:

  • gain permission from owners of bus-stops
  • purchase corten steel planters and place guide wires on bus-stops
  • purchase soil for each planter - a 1 metre sq planter requires 1 ton of soil
  • purchase 1 pathenocissus quinquefloia per planter
  • arrange to plant with town team and agree watering schedule

As a very urban high street we have no green spaces along it but this provide greenery at regular intervals.


Location Brent

Brent has 65 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Walm Lane and the High Road are the main arteries of the town


London Borough of Brent

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How will the money be spent?Total £3,425

2x steel mesh - £2,120 (62%)
2 x corten steel planter - £530 (15%)
planting and maintenance - £250 (7%)
2 x 1 ton soil - £200 (6%)
2 x parthenocissus quinquefolia - £26 (1%)
Other - £299 (9%)

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.

2x steel mesh
2 x corten steel planter
planting and maintenance
2 x 1 ton soil
2 x parthenocissus quinquefolia
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £3,425

Our Wish List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and stuff to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Offer Something' button to the right to get involved.
  • We would love marketing and social media help.
  • We need lots of stuff to green our area: Tools for gardening would be great.
  • Greening needs plants, soil, fertiliser, mulch.
  • Help with fund -raising would be much appreciated!

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