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Residents of the Towers estate attended a launch of their new food-growing space at the front of the estate in Dartmouth Park Avenue in Camden, London, on Saturday 7 May. Resident actor Shazad Latif, who starred in the BBC TV series Spooks as Tariq Masood, cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of the community gardening area.
A flock of 170 life sized designer sheep will be on-hand to help launch the £450k transformation of the Exeter Cathedral green this Friday (Friday 13 May 2011).
Friends of Bury Lodge Park in Enfield, London are having a double celebration after securing almost £16k from Community Spaces and winning in the Gold category for the Mayor of London's Safer Parks Award.
Leading environmental regeneration charity Groundwork is today calling on the nation to show its commitment to local green spaces by vowing to love and to cherish them for better or for worse, and for richer or poorer as part of a campaign highlighting the crucial role they play in building stronger communities.
Now Community Spaces has closed, where can community groups go for extra funding?
Celebrating the Urban Oases that we love - new iPhone App
The Barnfield Estate Resident’s Committee have been working tirelessly to create their very own urban oasis in the middle of their Woolwich Common estate. The patch of green land, which is surrounded by social housing, acts as a back yard for most of the local residents and is in one of the most deprived neighbourhoods of South East London.
No matter how rewarding a community project can be, the prospect of writing and submitting an application form can be a very daunting one. This didn’t put off mum of two, Tracy Evans, who worked with her neighbours to apply for a £47,000 grant from the Community Spaces programme.
Avenue House Estate Trust celebrated the opening of their newly refurbished Victorian gardens this week with Michael Bear, the Lord Mayor of the City of London.
A new publication by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), supported by Groundwork UK, states that preserving public space is crucial for stimulating social action and realising the coalition government’s vision for the Big Society.