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 Co-Design Kits

The South Thamesmead Garden Estate team had created an exciting Co-Design Kit for people that have a connection to South Thamesmead and wanted to get involved in enhancing the area for all. 

The free Co-Design Kit contained all you needed for beautifying outdoor spaces by your home and tools to help you co-design the open spaces which are part of the South Thamesmead Garden Estate regeneration project - all while learning new skills in design and gardening.

Included in the kit:

  • Flower and vegetable seeds, pots and compost.
  • Craft materials for creating models and collages that will influence how South Thamesmead's open spaces might be improved.
  • A do-it-yourself bird box to enhance bio-diversity in South Thamesmead.
  • Information about planting events to create two new green spaces for your community.

Registration for the co-design kits has now closed.

 

Online sessions

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. 

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.

 

What to have your say?

Please visit www.shapingthamesmeadnow.org.uk to find out more and have your say.