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South Woodford Village Signs

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South Woodford Village Signs

South Woodford Village Signs

South Woodford Society By South Woodford Society

Village signs define a community and give a sense of belonging. We have identified 3 locations and will collaborate with residents and a local artist, to create a strong design with local elements

Redbridge Idea stage

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We feel South Woodford has its own identity but there is no strong delineation between the neighbouring areas of Woodford Green and Wanstead; both of which have clear signage identifying the areas. The proposed signs will help with community cohesion, engender a sense of pride and encourage growth in our area following the difficult times suffered by many businesses during the Covid 19 pandemic. We have identified three locations, two of which will be chosen in consultation with the local residents, London Borough of Redbridge (LBR) and local businesses. The three locations (please see gallery) are: - The crossing at top of George Lane - The green space outside South Woodford Station (opp Railway Bell PH) and - The Corner outside Co-op Supermarket We have already received a mock-up of the type of design we are proposing in collaboration with local artist, Bryony McQueen, founder of Muriel&Me (

What we'll deliver:

  • Community engagement, with as diverse a group as possible, regarding the design and location for the signs
  • Crowdfunding campaign with all donations pledged being matched by CIL funding from LBR
  • Design will be in collaboration with a local artist
  • Two signs will be created
  • All donations pledge will be matched by CIL funding from LBR
  • Signs will be installed by LBR
  • Promotion of "unveiling" event

Why it's a great idea:

South Woodford has its own identity but there no strong delineation between the neighbouring areas of Woodford Green and Wanstead. This project will help bring our community together, give us a sense of pride in our area that will help with community cohesion of both residents and businesses. We hope that this will encourage growth and the introduction of new businesses in our area following the problems that businesses have suffered during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Steps to get it done:

  • Collaborate with the public and local artist to design village signs
  • Decide on final locations with public and local businesses (Co-op)
  • Design to be finalised and locations agreed
  • Signs to be manufactured
  • Signs to be installed and "unveiling event" held (maybe online TBC)

The Signs could grow to be community meeting points, say for litterpicks, or for a noticeboard etc. We are also hoping we refurbish our community noticeboards and the image of the sign could perhaps be used on these as well, to help build a brand vision for South Woodford.

Location Redbridge

About the space

South Woodford is a lively suburb of Greater London, on the edges of Epping Forest. We have one main shopping street, George Lane, which is bissected by the Central Line, into West and East George Lane, with shops on either side. There are more shops along the High Road and along Hermon Hill, which runs into Wanstead.


London Borough of Redbridge

How will the money be spent?Total £4,858

Cost of signs - £3,091 (64%)
Design of signs - £670 (14%)
Installation of two signs - £610 (13%)
Promotional posters, design and printing - £66 (1%)
Other - £420 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Cost of signs
Design of signs
Installation of two signs
Promotional posters, design and printing
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:

  • Planting near the location to celebrate the unveiling of the signs
  • Refurbish the Community Noticeboards with similar "branding"

Total £4,858

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