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Dentsu Aegis Volunteering Day

Posted by Kate Sebag on September 27, 2017

Everyone at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses enjoyed the day we spent with the lovely volunteer group from Carat Uk enormously.  And we are not just saying that!  They were truly a super group - relaxed but motivated too.  We got loads done and all in a splendid spirit.We made loads of beautiful cordials and juices (pictured) in preparation for our ... Continue reading »

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A network of community projects based around the theme of Parks & Open Spaces

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Alexandra Road Park

Alexandra Road Park is a neighbourhood park, located in the heart of the Alexandra and Ainsworth community. It forms a green oasis in a built up urban area of inner London, and is a rare and highly acclaimed example of late 20th Century landscape design. The park is 4 acres.The park, an east-west swathe of green space between two long blocks of the estate was designed by Janet Jack (1972-78) in conjunction with Neave Brown’s new housing. Alexandra Road Park lies within the Alexandra Road Conservation area and forms the setting for the Grade II* listed buildings of the Alexandra and Ainsworth social housing estate designed by Neave Brown (1968-78) for Camden Council. The park cannot be uncoupled from the housing and together they are a highly valued example of landscaping and architecture from the period of rebuilding (1960s/70s) of post-war London.The value of the park’s original design to the community goes beyond the fundamental concern for heritage: the community have given overwhelming support to retain and rejuvenate the original character of the landscape and are leading several initiatives to implement this vision, working closely with Camden.

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Why do you love your park?

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...Keep Britain Tidy's Love Parks Week is back (14-23 July 2017) and we at Project Dirt could list a number of reasons as to why we #LoveParks! They are a hub of community activity and a place to gather for free, they bring much needed pockets of peace, they are a hip and happening spot for local bio-diversity and they quite literally provide a breath of fresh air for all park dwellers (especially for those in busy cities!). You can go for a run, have a picnic, or go for slow walks to stop and smell the roses.We would love to hear the reasons why you love your park. Share your pictures, stories, and reasons with us on your Project Dirt profile and of course tag @projectdirt and @KeepBritainTidy making sure to use the official #LoveParks hashtag!

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Survival Skills - Wild Food and Foraging

10:00, Saturday 24th March

Hosted by: Sarashka King

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Sat

24
Feb

Survival Skills – Campfire Building

London

Warm up round an open fire this winter and meet some like-minded survivors! You'll get to ...

Sat

24
Mar

Survival Skills - Wild Food and Foraging

London

Come and discover the natural larder of the park! You'll get to learn how to identify ...

Sat

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Apr

Traditional Craft - Willow Animal Sculptures

London

Have fun with like minded people learning the basics of willow weaving. By the end of ...