Council encourages parklet applications

Applications are open on the council’s website

A parklet on Gloucester Road, Credit: Waltham Forest Council

The council is inviting the public to submit applications for where they would like a parklet to be installed.

A grant of up to £250 to cover costs associated with developing and creating the parklet is being offered by the council. Residents over the age of 18 can apply.

Parklets have been erected by the council across the borough in recent years. The council describe them as “small-scale semi-permanent structures that repurpose and transform parts of streets or parking spaces, utilising greenery, seating and other features”.

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The purpose of the parklets are to encourage active travel and improve the street aesthetics of neighbourhoods. Long standing parklets include one outside Froth and Rind on Orford Road in Walthamstow Village, outside Cove 17 on Wood Street, and outside the Stone Mini Market on High Road Leytonstone.

The urban greening installations have received a mixed reaction from the public, with some residents believing they encourage anti-social behaviour outside their homes, while others see it as a cove of respite.

You can apply for a parklet here

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