Sustrans, a national charity, has embarked on an exciting community oriented project in Southend on Sea called ‘Pocket Places for People’. I am Krithika Ramesh, Sustrans’s Project co-ordinator in Southend-on Sea.
Pocket Places for People, Southend on Sea is funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised by HealthStrength through The Health Lottery. It is supported by Southend on Sea Borough Council.
Why the name ‘Pocket Places for People’?
The project aims to explore unused or poorly used pockets of spaces along Queensway and London road and transform them into more welcoming, people friendly and vibrant community spaces.
People are at the heart of the project. These pocket places are for all of you and the decision of what should be done in these spaces will be made by you all collaboratively!
What to expect of the project?
Over the next two years we will connect through discussions on the projects’s blog/twitter/facebook pages and many exciting free events and workshops. Together we will identify unused/ poorly used public spaces along Queensway and London road and then come up with ideas to transform them. What more, we will use these ideas to then create temporary and semi-permanent interventions and see for ourselves how our ideas come to life!
Who should get involved?
Anyone and everyone in Southend on Sea!
Why should you get involved?
Its a great opportunity to have your voice heard, be a part of an exciting transformation process, get to know other people in the area, get your innovative/creative hats on or just get out and about with friends and family.
How can you get involved?
Join the conversations on this blog or on our twitter or facebook pages , drop me an email, give me call or just turn up at one of our many events, information about which will be regularly posted on this blog. If you would like to get invitations by post or email just let me know.
If you have any other questions feel free to contact me.
Pocket Places for People
Southend on Sea