Archive for the ‘Regeneration News’ category

Blending the aspirational with the practical | Brockley

September 24, 2010

South London blog Brockley Central has blogged before and after pictures of a regeneration project in Tower Hamlets to show what can be achieved in their area.

The photos of the project, which a Brockley resident played a leading role in, were  uploaded to highlight similar potential in the Brockley Road and Lewisham Way area of the south London suburb.

Brockley Central points out that our streets make a major contribution to our prosperity and quality of life, yet too often we accept the ‘crappy status quo’ as though any other reality is impossible.

You can view the original post via this link: Triumph of imagination 2: High Street 2012 | Brockley Central.

Hilsea Lido Group Prepare for Takeover This Week | Portsmouth

September 1, 2010

A development trust is to become permanent resident of the Hilsea Lido after signing a 99-year lease on the pool, a blog in Portsmouth is reporting.

After three years of negotiating with Portsmouth Council, the Hilsea Lido Pool for the People Trust took over the management of the main pool and Blue Lagoon in June 2010.

After completing a three month probationary period, the trust becomes the new owners of the site on 3rd September 2010.

You can read the original post via this link:

Hilsea Lido Group Prepare for Takeover This Week | Portsmouth Home: Welcome to Portsmouth!

Trailblazing Leeds social enterprise closes due to lack of support | Leeds

September 1, 2010

A  social enterprise which provided an inner city community with its only source of fresh food has closed, according to the Guardian’s Leeds blog.

Holbeck Foods’  launched its first shop in December last year amid a blaze of publicity after winning a  city-wide entrepreneurship contest.

But a lack of community support and volunteers has forced Holbeck Foods to close its doors.

You can view the original article via this link: Trailblazing Leeds social enterprise closes due to lack of support | Leeds @ guardian.co.uk.

Cinema for Camberwell Green campaign steps up a gear | Southwark

August 10, 2010

The campaign to turn an old bingo hall on Camberwell Green back into a cinema is stepping up a gear, South London Press reports.

The future of the Gala Coral building is up for grabs and a planning application for change of use pits the Christian organisation leasing the building against those who believe that Walworth and Camberwell need more arts venues.

You can read the original post via this link:

Cinema for Camberwell Green campaign steps up a gear | The South London Post.

Crafty new look for former sex shop | Islington

August 9, 2010

A retro craft shop, which doubles as a bar, has reopened permanently at a serially vacant lot on Caledonian Road, Kings Cross Local Environment reports.

Drink, Shop & Do was a hit as a temporary venture in December 2009, with its curious mix of cocktails, knitting and other craft activities, board games and vintage furniture.

On Saturday, the address which used to be a sex shop and originally a Victorian bathhouse, became part of  Caledonian Road’s burgeoning ‘cake strip’.  A calendar of craft activities will follow, pending the necessary licences.

You can view the original post via this link:

Tea, cake, beer and craft pop-up shop returns to Caledonian Road | Kings Cross Local Environment.

A fairness commission for Stoke-on-Trent? | Stoke-on-Trent

August 9, 2010

A fairness commission should be set up for Stoke-on-Trent, a leading blogger in the city has proposed.

Blogging at Pits n Pots, Bill Cawley says that Stoke should follow  the lead of Hull and set up a fairness commission to examine how the cycle of decline in the area over the past 30 years should be tackled.

It follows gloomy prediction for places like Stoke and Hull, which have been losing private sector jobs even before the recession.

You can view the original story via this link:

A Fairness Commission for Stoke-on-Trent? | Pits n Pots.

Hackney Marshes to become ‘the home of cricket in East London’ | east London

August 6, 2010

Hackney Marshes, long the home of grassroots football in east London, will soon be hosting cricket games.

Eastlondonlines reports that the recreation area will see the development of eight new cricket grounds, which are set to open next summer.

The development funded by Hackney Council and the England and Wales Cricket Board will include seven artificial cricket pitches and three fine turf squares.

A new Hackney Marshes Centre will also be built, providing changing rooms, refreshment areas and classrooms.

You can read the original post via this link: Hackney Marshes to become ‘the home of cricket in East London’ | Eastlondonlines.