West Green Road’s Pocket Park, a tropical oasis that reflects the diversity of the area, opened in May 2015. The project is part of the Tottenham Regeneration Programme and GLA Pocket Park programme. It is funded by Pocket Park programme and matched by Haringey Council.
Residents and traders helped shape the designs of the park, during consultation and a public exhibition last year. The work of the West Green Road Improvement Group, made up of local residents and traders, was central to the proposals.
Celebrating West Green Road
The park was designed by Tom Ebdon Architects, Blacksheepscape Studio and Make-room and aims to:
- Vastly improve this space and environment
- Give residents a local garden - somewhere safe for families to spend time outdoors
- Celebrate the area’s diversity with a tropical theme
- Raise aspirations for the area and engender local pride, helping to address anti-social behaviour
- Encourage people to pause and spend time in the area, taking advantage of the local shops on West Green Road, rather than just passing through"
"This project demonstrates that regeneration is about more than new buildings – it’s about better public spaces that bring our community together and put the ideas of local people first." Cllr Alan Strickland, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning.
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