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Quick wins for Thornton Heath!

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Quick wins for Thornton Heath!

Thornton Heath Community Action Team By Thornton Heath Community Action Team

We want to make quick and lasting improvements to our High Street. Quick wins such as planting more greenery, installing decorative metalwork at the park and brook, and lighting by the clocktower.

Thornton Heath Delivery stage

pledged of £20,081

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

We aim to make more improvements to our high street restoring its character, attractiveness and reputation now rather than just waiting for the regeneration project, complete in 2017. Our “quick wins” will bring pleasure to many, maintain the community’s motivation for improvement as well as restoring pride and keeping up the momentum of small changes already begun: we have planted, painted, and litter picked! We plan to plant trees and more greenery, adding a sense of well being for all who live, work and learn in Thornton Heath. To encourage more people to use the lovely main road park we will add extra plants (especially on the empty pergola) and a decorative metal arch to highlight its entrance. So volunteers can easily water plants we will install a garden tap. Fitting tree fairy lights near our historic clocktower will make the area feel safer and replacing a wall with metalwork railings will allow everyone to see the little brook flowing under the main road.

What we'll deliver:

  • Install metalwork railings to show off the little brook which flows under the main street
  • Replace broken tree lights with solar powered lights to enhance our historic clocktower
  • Add more plants to the park for all to enjoy - especially to climb up the pergola
  • Get a garden tap fitted so plants can easily be watered by our team of volunteers
  • Install a decorative metalwork archway at the park's entrance to entice more people in
  • Plant trees and easily maintained greenery to beautify our high street

Why it's a great idea:

This project is a great idea because it will contribute positively to regenerating our much neglected environment and restoring a sense of pride. It does not focus on just one section of our community but will benefit many different people who use the high street, young and old, residents and visitors and by volunteering together our community is strengthened. We want the quick wins to make a lasting improvement and highlight the distinctive character of our area. We have gathered ideas for the project at local formal meetings as well as informally when out and about carrying out improvements, also liaising closely with the local council. These small changes are at the start of a new beginning for Thornton Heath and can stimulate larger growth in our town, encouraging more diverse businesses to come here.

Steps to get it done:

  • We will use local businesses and suppliers where possible and liaise closely with the council
  • We already have experience of carrying out a number of small projects locally
  • We are a large team of volunteers with wide - ranging skills and expertise
  • We have a clear plan of action to achieve our project

You too can be part of this amazing project leaving a lasting legacy in Thornton Heath!

Location Thornton Heath

About the space

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London Borough of Croydon

How will the money be spent?Total £20,081

Plants for the park/high st - £3,000 (15%)
decorative metal archway - £3,000 (15%)
ground preparation for trees - £3,000 (15%)
semi-mature trees - £3,000 (15%)
remove wall - £2,000 (10%)
install metal railings - £2,000 (10%)
install outside tap - £1,000 (5%)
contingency - £1,000 (5%)
solar powered tree lights - £200 (1%)
launch event refreshments - £50 (0%)
Other - £1,831 (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.

Plants for the park/high st
decorative metal archway
ground preparation for trees
semi-mature trees
remove wall
install metal railings
install outside tap
solar powered tree lights
launch event refreshments
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT
  • gardening training session

Total £20,081

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