Human Cities Final Publication

This year will be an exciting year in the Human Cities III_Challenging The City Scale project! While this iteration of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union project is coming to an end in 2018, it also means that a showcase of all the experiments and subsequent learnings will be published in an insightful […]

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Small Works Big Ideas

We’re excited to venture into brand new territory! Coming early in 2018, we’re connecting with young people on Priory Green Estate to motivate, inspire, and empower them to create the kind of change in their neighbourhood that they want to see! We’ve been commissioned as part of Islington Council’s Ambitious Communities tender alongside All Change […]

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Small Works: Supporting social enterprise, supporting your community

On 10th November 2016, Clear Village played host to a dynamic mix of community members, social entrepreneurs, housing providers and local government representatives. After kicking off the event with a “market” at Small Works Kings Cross, where attendees could get to know the social enterprises working from our Small Works spaces, we all headed to […]

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London Design Festival – Fix Our City Exhibition

19 – 23 September, 2016 The Fix Our City exhibition, as a part of London Design Festival, is a week long exploration of “new approaches towards the roles of citizens and maker spaces in the transformation of city life.” The goal of the event is to examine through workshops and demonstrations real-life approaches to sustainable […]

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Community fundraising via Project Soup

Inspired by the success of the soup events in Detroit our friends at Small Works Kings Cross and Small Works Victoria are bringing #PROJECTSOUP to London! The concept for Project Soup is simple: + £5 entrance for a bowl of soup and 1 vote + 4 local groups pitch their idea for a community activity + each presenter has […]

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Local Centres Regeneration Toolkit Online!

The Local Centres Regeneration Toolkit we developed together with Opportunity Sutton is now accessible online. Sutton’s town centres and high streets, much like others in the UK, face the challenge of declining attractiveness, vacant spaces and loss of customers. The aim of the toolkit is to offer guidance to community groups, trader associations and others in […]

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Clear Village develops High Street Regeneration Toolkit

We are happy to report that Clear Village has been commissioned to develop an online toolkit to support community-led initiatives for High Streets in the London Borough of Sutton. Sutton’s High Streets, much like other High Streets in the UK, face the challenge of declining attractiveness, vacant spaces and loss of customers. The aim of […]

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Summer Programme in the Walled Garden

Clear Village has been commissioned by Havering Council to run a programme for children during the summer holidays 2014 in the Walled Garden. The programme invites children to take part in a playful, inventive and unique experience of discovery about food.  They’ll learn how to grow it and how to cook some recipes, but more […]

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Stephen Williams MP visits the Walled Garden

On Tuesday the 10th of June we were very pleased to welcome Stephen Williams MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to Bedfords Park Walled Garden. The minister made the visit on behalf of the Social Investment Business Group (SIB) grants, which is funded by the Department for Communities and Local […]

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A large new grant for the Walled Garden!

Breaking news: we have just received a major grant from the SIB Group. DCLG Minister Stephen Williams announced the names of the 17 successful recipients of the Community Ownership & Management of Assets Capital Grant today, who will receive capital investments totalling just over £5m for ambitious and innovative ideas for a local building or […]

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Toronto Rain Garden Project wins $19,000

Since September 2013, Clear Village has been working with the Friends of Roxton Road Parks (FoRPP) to revitalize a small network of downtown parks in Toronto, Canada. FoRPP aims to improve the parks’ infrastructure and programming for the benefit of local area residents, but the group also has broader objectives: to become a leader in […]

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Honourable mention in Brutalist Facelift competition

Clear Village has won an honourable mention in the “Brutalist Facelift’ competition with a proposal to make a series of post-war communist housing blocks in Latvia ‘invisible’ with a mirrored facade. The Brutalist Facelift competition, part of the Ghost Town Challenge organised by Homemade Dessert, asked participants to propose facade interventions to improve the image […]

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