Earlier this year Groundwork was successful in gaining funding to deliver a project within Handsworth that aims to empower local residents to improve their local area. The focus has been on four key areas;
- Oaklands Youth Centre – outdoor space
- New Inns – communal garden area
- Centenary Drive
- Albert Rd to Herbert Rd Alleyways
Over the last few months Stephen Cook from Groundwork has enaged with local residents to work up some intial designs for improvements at these sites. I am attaching the designs below which are just a first attempt and will develop following more conversations with residents.
It is wonderful to start seeing these designs and that residents are shaping the projects. It would be great to see some of the projects now taken forward to actual improvements on the ground. A big thank you to all have been involved so far particulary Midland Heart, Groundwork, Wilkes Green Resident Association, Beverlie Weston, Lincoln Moses and Oaklands Youth Centre.
If you would like to comment on these designs or get involved contact Stephen Cook from Groundwork on 0121 430 5500 or my self on 0121 303 3401.