Putting the community at the heart of the project
As with all our projects, the community will be at the heart of the project from the get-go. Our initial application for funding from the Greater London Authority will be used for a series of education and engagement events, and most importantly community consultations to help us understand local people’s hopes and aspirations for the site. These consultations will be run in partnership with The Community Brain and will span those who have never visited the site, right through to those who use and work on the site currently. It is essential to ensure the project is inclusive and is shaped by the aspirations of local people.
Once complete, we hope to create a roadmap for the project that will detail our long term goals and how we achieve them. This will be supported by a virtual reality experience to showcase our ultimate vision and drive the project forward.
One day we hope for the site to be a thriving nature reserve, filled with wildlife, and easily accessible to both locals and Londoners alike. By raising its profile and increasing the number of people using it regularly, we hope to stem the flow of anti-social behaviour and make it a true haven for people to visit. Our dream of free-roaming livestock shaping the landscape will be monitored by volunteer livestock rangers, and regular education days, nature walks and conservation days will be ongoing throughout the year. Having received backing for the project from the local council, who own the site, we are excited about the next phase, but we need your help!
You can support our application to the Greater London Authority
Having recently submitted our application to the Greater London Authority for seed funding, we need your help to support our application. Running in parallel to the application is a Crowdfunder campaign. Any donations, likes, shares or comments we get on the project page will strengthen our application and help to make our dream project become a reality.
We would really appreciate it if you would take the time to like, share or comment on the project page, or if you were able to do so, a donation would also strengthen our application!