Empowering people to improve their green spaces, enhance their environment, and boost wellbeing.
We have support from our local council, but we have found out that this is a Grade 2 listed Kiosk. So we will be using some of the funds for an architect to help with planning permission. The glass and paint are all from an official kiosk renovations company who have kindly offered their support and advice. Currently the labour for this mission is free, but we would also like one expert to help work on advising on the best way to renovate. We have local businesses and school's interested in supporting us as well as our local councillor who is backing our ideas. We have also spoken to Brockley society who have renovated 3 booths. All of which have been successful and had a positive impact on their community. They too have offered us advice on our journey with this Booth.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Having a free library means there are no registration fees, and no fines, it's a casual walk-in-and-browse setup. Anyone is free to take home a book, provided they bring it back or replace with another. It becomes a talking point and involves people and improves the area with a fresh painted iconic phone booth and brings it back to life.
Steps to get it done:
It's a small project that turns an old unwanted kiosk into a focal point in the community. It's about time we have more positive news and things by local people who take action and make a small difference to where they live in the world. If it makes just one person smile it will be worth it.
About the space
London Borough of Redbridge