DIY Streets began building work on final designs approved by you, residents and friends of Marks Gate, on 18th April 2016. You will see the streets change over the summer months to become more pedestrian and cycle friendly, and more attractive in the process. Flagstones and SLOW signs designed by the children at Marks Gate Junior School will complement changes to infrastructure; a yellow brick road will lead pupils from both the Infant and Junior schools to Tantony Green via Rose Lane; sections of the carriageway will be raised to create a sense of shared space and slow car drivers; trees will provide gateway features at either end of Rose Lane to remind drivers they are entering a residential area; meeting areas with seating will provide places to socialise and to wait for children after-school; inset parking will provide better organised parking for cars; and colourful murals along the shutters at Rose Lane are already improving the shopfronts and giving a sense of place to the street.
Watch this space for more news of the Tesco funded Bicycle Pump Track for Tantony Green too. We hope to start building it in the next few months.
The time of the edible garden sessions has changed! Please come along, and if you’re a parent you can now bring your children after school…
Want to feel good as new for summer? Why not join us for a Women’s Bike Club starting on Tuesday 17th May at Marks Gate Junior School at 9.10am. We will be using the playground to learn to ride, improve skills and finally take to the road for some safe cycling practise when trainees are ready!
And it doesn’t stop there! Keep moving, with the kids in tow too; at Marks Gate Schools we will be running activities all term. Watch out for Ditch the Stabilisers sessions, Bike Clubs, competitions and more to get children walking, cycling and scooting to school this summer!
If you want to get involved in DIY Streets as a volunteer or participant then please do get in touch. We are always on the look out for new ideas to complement our work and want Marks Gate residents involved as much as possible. All our activities are FREE and volunteers will receive training and expenses. Help us to help you!
For information on any of this, contact:
Senior Project Officer
Mobile number: 07879 809 169
Direct dial: 0207 954 3012