Nomination for Brackenbury Village Parklet

The Brackenbury Village parklet has been shortlisted for the Best Innovation category in the Healthy Streets Awards. The project was delivered in April and is positioned in front of Brackenburys Deli on Adensley Road. The goal was to regenerate the centre of the popular Brackenbury area of Hammersmith by providing more outdoor community space.

This new modular parklet, or urban park, offers seating areas, planters for greenery and cycle parking on sustainably sourced thermo-treated decking. The parklet has proved extremely popular with local residents and is encouraging walking, running and cycling to the local area. Henrietta Bewley said of the parkelet, “As a resident of Hammersmith and Fulham for about 30 years, I am delighted to have started to use the Brackenbury parklet. It is so nice to have somewhere outdoors in the sun to sit and drink an excellent coffee, especially as I can park my bicycle next to it. The parklet gives a focal point to the village. Let’s reclaim the streets from the internal combustion engine!”

Sharon, the manager of Brackenbury Deli, says of the parklet, “We were a little apprehensive about losing the parking spaces outside of the shop, but now consider ourselves lucky that this spot was chosen for the first parklet in the borough. Lots of people have commented on how impressed they are with the new seating area and believe that it improves the area while creating a focal point for the village.”

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