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The South Lanes Project

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The South Lanes Project

The South Lanes Project By The South Lanes Project

The South Lanes Project is a community-lead initiative to transform the south side of Colchester into a vibrant modern social hub.

Colchester Idea stage

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We believe the future of our high streets is experiential. We have focused on creating a destination, bringing people, energy, and events into the streets and stores. Our approach is based on three things: community, creativity, commerce Since the project started we have seen a marked upturn in engagement, and project that we will double footfall within a year. This ‘stronger together’ approach is key - collaborative and not territorial. We have instigated a community tidy up program, host open community gatherings and are working with the homeless cafe to encourage inclusion. All our shops are wheelchair accessible. The South Lanes area is already one of the most accessible in Colchester, but we are always working on improving this.

What we'll deliver:

  • Create an exciting and defined place with signage
  • Host 12 exciting public events within the area
  • Create a market environment focussed on filling empty shops by attracting news businesses

Why it's a great idea:

The South Lanes Project is transforming Colchester’s lanes into a vibrant social and commercial hub - and is doing so may create a new model for town centre regeneration and new thinking about what towns and high streets are for. Passion is contagious.

Steps to get it done:

  • Establish Calendar for 12 events in the year
  • Create beautiful signage amplify the concept of our Place

Location Colchester

About the space

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Colchester Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £1,195

Social Media Marketing - £1,000 (84%)
Local signage for events - £80 (7%)
Other - £115 (10%)

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.

Social Media Marketing
Local signage for events
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £1,195

Our Volunteer List

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