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The Eyes Have It

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The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

Goldsmiths Community Centre By Goldsmiths Community Centre

We plan to brighten up the outside wall of a community garden with a mosaic

Lewisham Idea stage

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Goldsmiths Community Centre is supporting a local community gardening group in the Whitefoot Ward of Lewisham. The garden is at the junction of two streets where there is a lot of flytipping. We plan to work with a local mosaic artist and primary school children to create a mosaic around the wall outside the garden to encourage civic pride and discourage future flytipping in the area. It will also draw attention to the garden as small "pocket park" space and increase the use of it. There are no local public green spaces for the households close to the garden without crossing a fairly busy road.

What we'll deliver:

  • Mosaic on outer wall of garden
  • Community flower planing and gardening activities
  • Participation of local school chidren in creating public art

Why it's a great idea:

The Community Garden is a cherished green space in an area of Lewisham which once was "Verdant", hence the name Verdant Lane. We want to encourage local people to make even more use of the community space and increase gardening opportunities for local residents who do not have gardens or the skills/ confidence to do so. There is already a strong core local group of neighbours who tend the space and a small mosaic which was produced pro bono by a local artist. A mosaic creates a conversation item for people who do not have the confidence to strike up conversations with strangers.

Steps to get it done:

  • Mosaic created
  • Local school children involved
  • Flowers planted after at least one community activity

Location Lewisham

About the space

Community Garden at junction of Pasture Road and Verdant Lane. Owned by Lewisham Council but tended by community with council permission


London Borough of Lewisham

How will the money be spent?Total £2,360

Mosiac practitoner - £1,000 (42%)
Mosaic material - £500 (21%)
Project management - £500 (21%)
Publicity/ social media promotion - £200 (8%)
Other - £160 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

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Mosiac practitoner
Mosaic material
Project management
Publicity/ social media promotion
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:

  • We'll use any extra funds to pay for plants for the garden itself and landscaping work to reduce the concrete in the existing space.

Total £2,360

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