This project is being led by local residents & has the support of Lambeth Council & the Mayor’s Capital Clean Up Campaign. The garden aims to: * Bring the community together * Create an area of natural beauty, reduce littering & dog fouling * Increase biodiversity, particularly for bees & birds * Provide a place for gardening & relaxation for residents without gardens * Provide space for community gatherings such as street parties * Provide a space for educational exploration, art installations & play for local children & pupils of Elm Wood We have received outstanding support & backing from local businesses & residents lending their talents, including: * Terka Acton, local resident & garden designer * The country's first Library of Things * Julie Norburn of Art4Space * Alleyn Garden Centre * Elm Wood School * Vale Street Community Shop * Pedder Estate Agent * Topps Tiles, West Dulwich * Volcano Cafe * West Norwood Bzz Garage
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Why it's a great idea:
This strip of land is currently an unused local eyesore. It attracts lots of litter & dog poop. Pupils of Elm Wood school pass the land every day & know it only as a place that collects empty beer bottles & other rubbish. Meanwhile, there are many flats in the area which have no gardens or outside access; local schools have limited green spaces; and like many suburban areas, neighbours often don't know each other! Turning this neglected space into a beautiful community garden will be transformational for the area! Colourful plants & fruit trees will attract birds & bees; local residents will be able to enjoy a momentary escape from city life to relax & enjoy nature; children will have a place to play & learn safely; and we will all be able to come together as a real community to tend the garden, hold small events & even enjoy produce fresh from the ground!
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Tritton Vale Pocket Garden is a beautiful garden project and a brilliant example of what can be achieved when the whole community comes together. Bringing communities together is at the heart of what the GLL is all about and we are delighted to support this project alongside the Mayor’s Capital Clean Up Campaign.
Thank you so much for your recent donation to Tritton Vale Pocket Garden. We're so delighted that the target has been reached after we received a whopping £1600 from the community. Now we can really create a fantastic garden! Infrastructure work will commence this week, with the main activities happening next weekend and the following one. Please do like our facebook page or join our email list to be kept updated. We'd love to see you there and the day should be fun for all the family (lots of kids activities to keep little ones amused!) Facebook: www.facebook.com/trittonroad Email list: write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added THANK YOU!