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Planning for a Church St Sculpture

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Planning for a Church St Sculpture

Planning for a Church St Sculpture

Dollyolli By Dollyolli

We need your help! Would you like to see a fun, colourful sculpture as a focal point and talking point for the Church Street community? Help us to make the first step...

City of Westminster Idea stage

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We are seeking to create a focal meeting point for the local community to meet up again and encourage new people to visit Church Street market. But in order to do this, we need to pay for a pre-planning application and find out what the community would like to see.... The favourite idea so far is a carrot - that's right, a bright large scale colourful funny carrot to get people talking about all the fresh lovely produce at the market, taking photos and sharing them. It will be a very quirky beacon of about 8 foot tall and 4 foot wide; A catalyst to new conversations on the market between strangers - making the area playful for all ages. We are seeking support for the planning application process and also want to get your input - perhaps there's a different character you'd like to see? We would like to run a community engagement workshop so everyone gets a chance to feed in on the final design.

What we'll deliver:

  • Apply for planning permission
  • Run a community engagement workshop

Why it's a great idea:

Mental health benefits - elevating the mood; humour is known for uplifting - reduce loneliness by creating a subject for new conversations; new bonds - promote play and imagination especially in all age groups Social benefits - break down cultural and ethnic barriers - bring more life to the market which will benefit local businesses who want to see the area improve.

Steps to get it done:

  • Raise funds to cover the planning permission
  • Obtain planning permission

Dollyolli considers how today’s utilitarian spaces, and the built environment increasingly conditions our visual freedom and imaginative potential. Their work attempts to encourage imagination and quirkiness within public spaces.

Location City of Westminster

About the space

Custom Location


City of Westminster

How will the money be spent?Total £1,327

Pre application advice - £750 (57%)
Planning for full application - £462 (35%)
Other - £115 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

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Pre application advice
Planning for full application
Other Read More
  • 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:

  • Funds towards Phase 2 - the sculpture!

Total £1,327

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