New Eltham local shops, street furniture and its streetscape, looks tired and unappealing in places. Businesses are seeking support & commitments and initiatives needed to attract new and vibrant traders. For the first time key community based groups CANE and NERA have partnered, with the support of locally based councillors to create a collaborative master plan that balances the practical and the visionary. This project aims to regenerate the visual appeal of the high street, create a stronger New Eltham identity, support local businesses and drive inward investment and a sustainable future.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
2 existing community groups have joined forces for first time to maximise impact on local area.As volunteer bodies completely dependent on funding support.These relatively low cost project initiatives provide focus and immediate positive impact for all residents and businesses. This will bring different elements of the community together, influence a united approach & embed longer-term goals that all prepared to work towards.New Eltham has a no. of empty premises, growing population, situated in busy area, significant transport hub and close to local schools & other public services. New Eltham has a lot of untapped potential. Successful project outcomes will increase level of community engagement & participation & ensure future growth.This low cost project will attract new interest in area & encourage increased use of local shops, increase business confidence, job opps & encourage longer term investment in area.New Eltham Festival success will help lever sponsorship for future years.
Steps to get it done:
The Renew New Eltham project ultimately is about making a positive difference for the local New Eltham community and its local high street. The lead community organisations have been active for many years and continue to be fully committed to the local resident and business community. Both are volunteer led and all those involved are determined and fully committed to helping to influence and make a positive difference for all. Organisations communicate through the local library, local media and social media and networking. Eltham Residents' Association meets every month at Church Hall, All Saints Church, Bercta Road
Community Association New Eltham based at New Eltham Library
About the space
Royal Borough of Greenwich