Lisa Tang has led some great community work to improve the environment where the Caledonian Road crosses the canal – thornhill Bridge. The area used to be badly run down and a haunt for anti social behaviour. Lisa has worked with local volunteers and the council to overhaul the entire area in recent years with some great community gardens and now new ironwork on the bridge.
They now need views from local people on what further improvements are needed to the community gardens – there is an easy to complete form here that you can submit electronically Download Tbcg-Form-Send.
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>Thornhill Bridge Community Gardeners (local community/voluntary group) have completed a collaborative art project with Prospex, an award winning community-based charity working to improve the lives of young people in the Caledonian Road area of North King’s Cross. All the young people involved in the project were from disadvantaged backgrounds and were struggling with various social issues.
The main idea of the project was to improve the look of Thornhill Bridge by installing community led public art which reflected the history and natural environment of the area to be made in conjunction with a professional artist and a local youth group, Prospex.
Thornhill Bridge (located on Caledonian Road) is based on the Regents Canal which was built in the early 1800’s and over the years has gone through many changes.
In the past 20 years the canal environment has changed from a derelict run down locale to being designated as a Nature Conservation Area and a Site of Metropolitan Importance (SMI).
The project has also achieved additional improvements by:
- Improving the design of the 1960’s made Thornhill Bridge to reflect the Victorian Heritage of the canal which will tie into the amenity of the Canal Museum nearby
- Improving the aesthetic value of the canal – tourists/leisure users and the local public can appreciate and understand the history and nature of the Regents Canal
For further information contact Lisa Tang firstname.lastname@example.org