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 (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MurielandMe)
What we'll deliver:
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:
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.
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