Pride in Bruce Grove – Thank you to all survey respondents
Pride in Bruce Grove project is a project to enliven public spaces in the town centre with artistic installations that reflect and celebrate Bruce Grove and its communities.
Thank you to everyone who filled in our survey and shared their views on how we can bring art to Bruce Grove. The results will be published in summer 2021. Further details about the project and ways to get involved can be found below.
Pride in Bruce Grove is part of a broader programme by Haringey Council to celebrate the identity of Bruce Grove and improve it as a place to live, work, shop and visit – making it greener and safer, and providing opportunities and support for local communities and businesses.
Pride in Bruce Grove aims to:
- Activate underused public spaces in the alleyways that branch off the High Road, to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to stop and play
- Enhance the pedestrian experience, for example providing artworks for crossings which help to calm traffic or murals that reflect the creativity, diversity and identity of Bruce Grove
- Install creative signposting that helps people find their way around the area and raises awareness of local cultural assets
- Improve environmental quality, through creative interventions that may improve air quality, add greenery or raise awareness of environmental issues around Bruce Grove Town Centre
Haringey Council has appointed designers Office S&M, to work with the local community, makers and artists to design and deliver between three and four artistic installations in Bruce Grove Town Centre. We want to build upon local skills and resources in a way that ensures investment is retained within the local area as well as celebrating the diversity and richness of the Bruce Grove community.
Nine potential sites in Bruce Grove have been identified for artistic installations. In May-June 2021, we invited community members to vote via an online survey for the sites they would like to see developed and start to shape the designs. We also held a travelling workshop where we visited sites in Bruce Grove and spoke to members of the local community to gather their views. The results of the surveys will be published in summer 2021.
We also asked members of the community if they would like to be part of a working group to help design the installations. We will be contacting those who signed up individually to let them know if they have a place in the working group. Unfortunately, due to high volume of sign-ups, we were not able to guarantee everyone a place on a group. If you weren’t able to join a group, please see the section below for further opportunities to get involved.
We are looking to complete all the installations by April 2022.