Ideas wanted to help shape Balham
Published: Tuesday 19th February 13
Businesses and residents are invited to give their ideas on a number of schemes to improve Balham Town Centre.
A public consultation event will be will be held on Saturday 23 (11am to 4pm) and Sunday 24 (11am to 4pm) February in the Balham Community Space, Bedford Hill (next to Sainsbury's Car park).
Wandsworth Council and The Balham Partnership secured £1.9million from the Mayor of London's Outer London Fund programme and match funding to encourage people to explore, enjoy and invest in Balham town centre.
The funding will be spent on a series of local projects including:
Installing 'Legible London' wayfinding signs in the town centre and producing a new pocket map
Improvements to the railway bridge over Balham High Road
Pedestrian improvements to Hildreth Street
Improvements to the Balham community space
Upgrades to the Post Office forecourt on Balham High Road
Public artwork on an unsightly wall on Balham High Road overlooking Waitrose car park
A programme of cultural and business events
Exploring development opportunities close to Balham Station
The consultation event will be themed around an "Ideas Balloon for Balham". Local people are invited to find out more about the project and will be encouraged to write their own ideas on helium balloons. When fixed to the basket, the ideas will help the project take off.
The design team will be on hand to answer any questions and performance artists will provide entertainment for children of all ages. The programme is supported by the Mayor of London.
The projects will be designed by the end of March 2013 and will be completed by March 2014.