We have been making the most of the sunshine over the last few weeks here in Westminster and have hosted three free, family fun events. As part of our consultation on the redevelopment of 217 Harrow Road, we held a skateboarding coaching session at Royal Oak Skatepark as well as two mural painting workshops at Westminster Academy.
As well as training up the next Tony Hawk during our three, hour-long sessions on the 1st June, it was really great to speak to users of the Royal Oak skatepark, which sits just behind the current St Mungo’s building. We know that the skatepark is a much-loved community asset and that really came through when we spoke to users of the space.
The last two Saturdays saw us host two mural painting sessions in partnership with Westminster Academy on their multi-sport area. What a fantastic space! We had skateboarding, football, cycling coaching and basketball all going on within walking distance. After discussing and thinking about what was around them with fabulous fine art tutor Ann, the children produced some beautiful paintings. These paintings will be put together to create a mural for display locally. Whilst the children got creative, we chatted with parents and families about their thoughts on the initial design of the new 217 building and any ways they think the neighbourhood could be improved.
If you weren’t able to attend these events but still want to leave your feedback, you can leave any comments you have on our Commonplace site.
It’s really important that we gather feedback on the proposals from as many members of the local community as possible. If you haven’t already done so, please leave your feedback on our Commonplace site and if you have, please encourage any friends or family members you know with a connection to this stretch of Harrow Road to have their say too.
We have just added two new Zoom sessions for the 7th and 8th July. The plans for the new building have moved on a lot since our initial sessions in March and these free sessions will include brand new visuals of the design. Members of the team will talk through these visuals and provide answers to any questions you may have about the proposals.
Register your place here.
If you would prefer to come and talk to us in person, we are also hosting some socially distanced conversations at 217 Harrow Road on the 28th and 29th June. Register your place for these sessions here.