muf is being supported by the Making Space for Nature team which has been working in South Thamesmead for the last year, organising nature themed events and giving away growing kits. Making Space for Nature is a partnership effort between Peabody, Groundwork London and the Mayor of London funded by CLEVER Cities / Horizon 2020.
We are aiming to create better outdoor spaces around homes in Southmere and Parkview — this could be space for play, space for socialising, space for walking and cycling, space to grow, space to sit in the sun or in the shade of a tree watching the world go by.
This is a co-design project, so muf will work with residents to decide what these improvements are and will look like. We are investing £3.9 million into the project and work is due to start next year, with completion in 2022.
At the moment muf is finding out more about the area and what residents need and want from their open spaces. Here are some of the events they have planned. To get involved or find out more, please contact muf at [email protected]
South Thamesmead Garden Estate Community Panel
We’re looking for 10 enthusiastic people who have a connection to South Thamesmead Estate to be part of an exciting new community panel pilot project to help shape changes in the area which benefit residents. You will be part of a dynamic community panel which works closely with the South Thamesmead Garden Estate project team to make sure that the voice of residents is heard.
Peabody is working with CLEVER Cities, an EU funded research project looking at innovative ways to improve spaces using nature. Our Making Space for Nature team, which is a partnership effort between Peabody, Groundwork London and the Mayor of London funded by CLEVER Cities / Horizon 2020, has been working in your area for the last year, organising nature themed events and giving away growing kits. One of these new and innovative ways of working will be forming a panel of local people who will help to make decisions about the project. This is where you come in!
You will be involved in all aspects of the project from meetings and workshops to events and community engagement activities and will be a champion in making sure that every resident has a say. Discussions will be centred on finding the best design solutions to enhance outdoor spaces in South Thamesmead.
This pilot project will run from March to August 2021. You would need to be available for around 15 hours per month and would receive £12.60 per hour (including holiday pay).
How do I apply and what’s the deadline for applications?
It is simple and easy to apply. Please click here to download the job description and click here to complete the application form. The deadline for applications is Monday 22 February 2021. We will then invite successful candidates for an informal online discussion with the project team.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
muf is also holding online information sessions every Tuesday 5pm -6pm where you can find out about the project, meet the team and ask questions – please email [email protected] to book a place.
We are looking for residents to join the South Thamesmead Garden Estate Community Panel and work alongside ourselves and muf to help inform the designs. For more information, please contact the Making Space for Nature Team [email protected]
You can also sign up to the Making Space for Nature newsletter to hear about new events and how the project is developing by clicking here.