Waltham Forest Council was awarded £27million by Transport for London for the Mini Holland Programme. The programme will transform the borough, making it more cycle friendly, and encourage more people to take up cycling and walking.
Amy Priestley from the Waltham Forest Mini Holland team talks about her experience with the programme, and the benefits of using Commonplace to engage local people.
Developer, Thornsett, together with the Purley Baptist Church presented plans that complied with planning guidelines but met stiff initial local opposition.
Commonplace worked with Thornsett to create an open dialogue about the plans, and to help mobilise beneficiaries of the proposals.
Commonplace has been a fantastic tool for the CoDesign Peckham project. It provided a prominent emphasis of the project’s open-ness and transparency, helping to drive other engagement activities and creating a credible evidence base that will continue to have value throughout subsequent stages. During the CoDesign process, feedback from local people using Commonplace suggested changes that were incorporated strengthening it’s usability even further. It comes highly recommended as an engagement and insight tool.
The Commonplace has been hugely successful - 5,000 responses in a month. If these were emails or tweets, the work of sorting them would have been immense.