Blueprint Space, Bryant Court
Project Category: Informal community group
We are creating a community allotment and seating area in a green space attached to a housing block in Hoxton. We are a small charity, Charushila, that works with youth and children, using discarded materials to create sustainable community projects.
The first part of this project was the community consultation on what was needed and who could help us. This part was called ‘Everyday on the Canalside’. This part of the project was funded by Metropolitan Housing who own this site. Owing to the diverse nature of the community, we worked with Counterpoints Arts (a migration charity), Shoreditch Trust (a youth charity) and Marcia Chandra, a local photographer. Our work involved consultation with the residents, local community and businesses; and meetings with Metropolitan Housing. In June 2014, we organised a community fun day with pottery and gardening workshops run by local organisations. Finally in November 2014, we put up sketches of the proposed design for a final consultation with residents and businesses.
The second part of the project, which started in parallel with the first phase, runs until March 2015 when we will be constructing the seating and allotment garden. For this part we are working with Groundworks Trust, St Mary’s secret garden (a local charity), Turning Earth Ceramics and Gareth Shiels, a stone sculptor. Our work is being facilitated by Taylor Wimpey, the construction company, who are building housing near the site. Charushila has received a grant from the Mayor of Londons Pocket Park programme. Groundwork London is administering the Community Strand on behalf of the Mayor.
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Bryant Court, Hows Road, London E2 8EG