We are providing £250,000 and the Greater London Authority is contributing an additional £50,000 from their Greener Team programme.
Work has been going on throughout the summer with a painted play route and a ‘Growing Club’ set up at Hawksmoor Primary School. We have collaborated with the school as well as Hawksmoor Youth Club, Windrush Primary School and nine residents, whose homes back onto Claridge Way, to create designs for the well-used path.
Kate Batchelor, Peabody’s Head of Landscape & Placemaking in Thamesmead, said: “Claridge Way is a vital route between the Moorings and local amenities. This is a great opportunity to work with local people to make sure the path is used to its full potential.”
Peabody will be investing in a green space near the boundary of Hawksmoor Primary School and Claridge Way to improve the area. Peabody’s Gardener-in-Residence will also work with the students of Hawksmoor to help them work out how it will be used.