Here's a few pictures of the work that the local community have been involved in as part of the Hackbridge plan and the Hackbridge Neighbourhood Development Plan.
Hackbridge and Beddington Corner aspire to be one of the most sustainable suburbs in the UK. It will be recognised as a distinctive community with an appealing identity at the heart of the Wandle Valley Regional Park.
The neighbourhood plan is currently going out to consultation. You can find out more here:
The Heart of Hackbridge
Re-development of the district centre
Including rain gardens with wildlife habitats and signs to Beddington Farmlands and the Wandle Trail
The 'village' sign- symbolic of the neighbourhood's aspirations to become a major gateway to the Wandle Valley Regional Park and Beddington Farmlands Nature Reserve
The entrance to Beddington Farmlands
After- simply wow! Thanks to Bioregional, the Pocket Park initiative, the bird group and the neighbourhood development group
Hackbridge Housing Estate Gardens for people and nature
Hackbridge Private Gardens for people and nature
After (ok no miracle but a practical and affordable solution and relatively low maintenance- which will of course look better when the plants grow)
Other Biodiversity Improvements
Meanwhile at Beddington Farmlands
and this is what's been going on over the other side of the bridge; the development of Beddington Farmlands, a major urban nature reserve which will be open to the public in the future
Great work by a great team!
The WWT Visioning Day for the Beddington Farmlands Visitors Centre Plans
The Beddington Farm Bird Group at the Carshlaton Environmental Fair
The Neighbourhood development Group at the Hackbridge Carnival
Bridge protesters - people power keeping things going