High Street Fund
Small businesses and community groups on London’s high streets are set to receive a share of up to £9 million of funding from the Mayor of London to help revitalise and potentially reinvent the way we use our high streets.
In an innovative move the Mayor has allocated a portion of the funding through crowdfunding website Spacehive, where community groups are able to post their ideas and ask for financial support.
It is the first time the Mayor of a major European city has used a civic crowdfunding website to directly pledge money for community projects. 83 groups submitted ideas and the Mayor will be pledging up to £20,000 each to 17 of these projects.
STRA has been succesful in receiving one of these high street funds.
The GLA criteria were that the funds must be spent on making a visual improvement to the High Street. The areas that were approved by the GLA are as follows:
Drop Down Banners in the High Street
There will be a large overhead sign with a small drop down sign on the side similar to the signage displayed in Pinner. Three shops were identified that needed upgrading Sudbury Fruit and Vegetable,Sudbury Halal Butchers
V & S Motors
Two artists from ACAVA have been appointed to paint murals at the following sites:
Joanne Roberts will paint scenes from Barham Park on canvas for the two sides of Panesar Food and Wine (rain and stain proof and perspex on both sides)
Shirine Osseiran will paint a scene from Barham Park on the wall alongside Flames / The Swan
Shirine Osseiran will also paint on the glass windows of Hamptons - the design is still a work in progress and done in accordance with the wishes of the owner of Hamptons.
Four sensor leaded lights are being installed on the side wall of Hamptons
One sensor leaded light will be installed at the rear of Hamptons
An A1 sign will be installed on the side wall of Hamptons for display of events etc. A second A1 sign will be placed at the street gate of the Sudbury Methodist Church for use by SNC.
Wheelchair access will be installed at:
A celebration of music, food and art is being planned with Sudbury Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday 19 March from 12 o’clock to 5 pm. Sudbury Court Residents’ Association (SCRA) and
Sudbury Elms Resident Association (SERA) are also helping and participating.
Sudbury in Bloom
The cost of design, planters, plants, compost, labour is being funded by the High Street Fund.
Find out how by contacting us online via our online contact form.
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