Monday, 22 February 2016

Hackbridge- before and afters

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
 Wildflower meadows

 Bulb planting
 More wildlflowers 
The Church gardens
Even started a bit of food growing on the housing estates 

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
 Wetland creation
 Meadow planting
 Tree Planting
 Meadow management 
 Reed Planting
More meadows

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 

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