Supporting community-led projects to help your local area recover from the COVID-19 crisis
Our estate is strategically located at the most norther tip of the Dulwich Estate (without being part of it), sandwiched between the Horniman Museum and the Great North Wood (Sydenham Hill Woods), and the Green Chain Walk's final section. The walk cuts right through our council estate. We want our daily visitors who cross our estate using the Green Chain Walk, to enjoy it even more. We have created three wild meadows, seeding 250,000 wild flower which will be ready next spring. We have also attached countless bug & solitary bees hotels & refuges on our mature trees. We are on course to add bird boxes and bat boxes and beehives too. We are also planting beautiful flowers on balcony pot hangers, which can be admired from the Green Chain Walk. But we're in need of additional funding to purchase and install wooden recycle bin sheds to help conceal the council's unsightly large recycling industrial bins.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Increased awareness to bio-diversity, environmental benefits to mental health, importance of recycling and fragility of our surrounding green space, particularly the benefit they bring to all communities (old and young). By walking or cycling through our estate using the Green Chain Walk, visitors will be able to enjoy our estate, its history, its biodiversity, and its community. Our local TRA hall will be opened to allow access to facilities including water for our four legged visiting travellers. Parents will be able to teach their children about the various bug hotels, bird houses, bat boxes, and beehives. They will also be able to enjoy and learn about the Lordship Lane Train Station which use to occupy our council estate.
Steps to get it done:
About the space
London Borough of Southwark