The votes have been counted in Tulse Hill’s first PB event. Eight pots of £400 were awarded as part of a program aimed at reducing the fear of crime. 80 local residents turned up to vote for 13 groups.
The Tulse Hill Together Project was organised by the Tulse Hill Forum and funded by Lambeth Council. It asked individuals and organisations to put forward ideas for small projects in Tulse Hill, with the theme of neighbourliness. They were looking to fund projects (for up to £400)which bring neighbours and neighbourhoods together.
By encouraging community projects, which bring people from different areas of Tulse Hill together, the hope was to break down barriers and reduce the fear of crime. Everyone living, working or studying in Tulse Hill was welcome come to the event on Sat 3 May at St Matthew’s Tenants’ Hall. Voting done, here are the 8 winners, in no particular order.
1. Urban Arts Train
Funding to help us get our graffiti train to Josephine Avenue for Urban Arts. This is used as part of our community fund raising event (Urban Arts) which brings local volunteers together and raises money for local schools, residents’ association and mental health project. Urban Arts takes place over the weekend Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th July plus display at Brixton Square the following week.
2. Tulse Hill’s Got Talent
Tulse Hill’s Got Talent is to be a show with local acts competing for prizes. Voting is to be by the audience, with a panel of local personalities giving commentary. The Talent show will celebrate local acts judged by the community. It will be an opportunity for Tulse Hill residents to get together and socialize and develop community spirit and identity.
3. St Matthews BBQ/Jerk Pan
The TRA wishes to buy our own BBQ/s so we can hold regular BBQ picnics for our residents and build on the community spirit created by last year’s celebration party of the new playground and resident’s social area. It/they will also be used at other TRA events, in different locations around the estate and would be made available for use by other community organisations in the Tulse Hill area.
4. St Martins Fun Day/Market
Tulse Hill Community Market in conjunction with Waist knot want knot would like to organise a Community Fun Day on the St Martins Estate in Tulse Hill, on the 12 & 26 July 2014. This event is designed to bring the community together and to encourage the community to make new friendships both with the young and older persons and the police; they all will be able to share the skills they have. This fun day event will bring about a community spirit of fun interacting as individuals and families to build bridges between the different ages, cultures, races and ability. We also want to encourage and inspire the young people to become local entrepreneurs and have a sponsored space to trade together, which they do not have to pay for.
5. Palace Rd Nature Garden
It is a community food growing project using communal areas to grow a variety of crops. This year we want to grow a main crop of heritage varieties of sweet corn as well as tomatoes and chilies, foods that can be picked and barbecued or cooked with minimal processing. There will be collaboration with some local street food vendors to organize educational sessions with groups of local youth to pick process and cook. Profits generated from sales will be used to grow more food and surplus will be sold via the local shop
6. Josephine Ave Street Party
Street Party – Sunday 1st June, 12noon to 6pm Money for two generic ‘Street Party’ banners (could be borrowed by other local groups), staffing and hire of bouncy castle, and bunting. This is our first street party and will be an opportunity for residents to come together both for fun and discover common interests.
7. Drumming Workshop
We would like to run African Drumming workshops on High Trees Estate and Saxonfield in September and have a performance at the St Martin’s Community Centre Black history event in Oct 2014. This will make a neighbourly connection between the two estates This will help reduce the fear of crime and the gang post code issues. We will be able to share stories and get to know each other. It will help to Interact/share with the other residents of Tulse Hill
8. Cressingham Mobile Book Stall
Book Fair in Cressingham Gardens. This event involves making books available to a wider community – it has been so popular within the Estate and the neighbouring community. Donation of books as well as visiting the Book Fair has brought the community closer. Due to our exceptional location the majority of Tulse Hill residents walking to Brockwell Park come through our Estate.
- More on the Tulse Hill Forum Website