Community Planting Day - Greenways is GO!
On 27 March, WeAreWaterloo staff joined up with Groundwork to host a community planting day on Secker Street. This is the first phase of our Greenways Project, a project that the BID has been able to action thanks to receiving a grant of £20,000 from the Greener City Fund.
As part of the project, WeAreWaterloo will erect a 40m2 mural onto the electric bus garage located on Cornwall Road, which will feature an information board providing further details on Greenways in the centre. Additionally (not fund related), the BID will create and host a micro-site containing details about the project and design a floor stencil, which will be jet-washed to direct pedestrians towards the Greenways in Waterloo. WeAreWaterloo hopes that promoting the cleaner walking routes in the BID area will provide residents, tourists and workers with a healthier alternative when travelling from the South Bank to Waterloo - an area that currently attracts approx. 30-50k visitors per day. The mural, design to be chosen by a panel of stakeholders, will also act as an excellent tool for clearly defining Waterloo as a destination, while supporting local businesses.
Operations and Services Manager: "It was great to see so many people from across the BID coming together to get behind our Greenways project, and help us plant. We're really proud to be bringing some much-needed greenery to Waterloo, and we look forward to working with businessess and residents again on future Greenways projects.
Up next, we'll be looking into dispersing 'new-look' planters for Cornwall Road. For further information on the Greenways project, please email Alex here.