Lambeth Council has launched a competition for redesigning 10 public spaces in areas across the Borough including the space outside the community hall on St Matthew’s Road and Fairview Place just off Upper Tulse Hill by the shops at the Brixton Hill end. Anybody can enter the competition, with prizes of £750 for the winning designs, £200 for the runner up and the chance to have your design built!
We are all depending on our public spaces more than ever before – with lockdown and coronavirus restrictions demonstrating quite how valuable they are to our individual and collective health and wellbeing. After all the challenges thrown at the community in the last year we believe that this is something that can help everyone strengthen our collective ownership of our area by highlighting the positives.
Urban Growth, a London-based company who specialise in developing sustainable ways of managing public spaces in partnership with the people who use them will be managing the competition process for the Council and the judges will be local to each space. In particular the judges will be looking for community led schemes that improve the area for local residents as well as tackling the climate crisis and creating a greener community for future generations.
It doesn’t matter if you have done this kind of project before or not. Urban Growth will be holding online sessions to talk through the scheme and you can find further details here. The deadline for applications is 19th April 2021.