Groundwork London, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and UK Harvest are working together to deliver ‘Nourish’ across the White City and Edward Woods Estates.
The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham have been awarded £1.1million to fund Nourish as part of the Mayor of London’s/ Greater London Authority’s ‘Good Growth Fund’. The Good Growth Fund is Mayor Sadiq Khan's £70 million regeneration programme, aiming to support growth and community development in London.
The main objectives of Nourish are to develop and implement long-term, wide-ranging improvements to public spaces, encouraging a healthy lifestyle, which will benefit both residents and local businesses, whilst also building local skills and employability.
Groundwork London will demonstrate how retrofitting open spaces on housing estates can be an innovative solution to improving the capital’s resilience to climate change. In response to an increase in flood risk and rising temperatures, Groundwork London will work with local residents to make their estates more attractive and 'climate proof' by installing green infrastructure and nature based solutions; such as Sustainable Urban Drainage Schemes (SuDS), green roofs, planting trees and shrubs. Groundwork will also set up a dedicated maintenance and horticulture training programme for residents called the ‘Green Team’.
UKHarvest will focus on encouraging behaviour change through educating about food waste, food rescue, food security and sustainability. UKHarvest will set up a Nourish hub on the Edward Woods Estate to engage residents and raise awareness of the environmental impact of food waste, alongside providing regular activities, classes and hot meals.
The cumulative impact will result in improved air quality, increased biodiversity and social cohesion.
Partners of the project will also be working closely with the White City TRA (Tenants’ and Residents’ Associations) and Edward Woods Initiative to insure all needs and priorities are met.
We are keen to hear from as many residents as possible to help ensure we are developing design solutions that are in line with residents’ priorities and aspirations.
Please follow the link attached here to see the current design plans for Nourish.
Consultation of the plans is now open until the 8th February 2019. If you have any questions please contact Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org
We are inviting everyone who uses spaces within these areas to have their say in our online survey: