Published: 3 December 2021
Please note that this is a historic release that may contain information that is now out of date
Local people are invited to see how Riverside Gardens, Erith, are going to be improved, with the designs on display at various community locations over the next few months.
The Gardens are getting a refresh as part of the funding secured from the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund, by London Borough of Bexley’s Greater Erith Programme.
The designs for Riverside Gardens will be on display at the Christmas stall at The Exchange Wasteless Market which takes place this Saturday 4 December at the Old Library building on Walnut Tree Road between 11am – 3pm.
The designs will also be on display in Erith Library from Friday 10 – 17 December. A member of the Council’s Greater Erith team will be available at the following times to answer any questions about the design:
Friday 10 December 10:30am – 12:30pm
Tuesday 14 December 9.30 – 11.30am
Friday 17 December 9:30 – 11.30am
The gardens are due to close for improvement works in February 2022. When they are closed there will be planned activities in and around the gardens for local people to get involved in, dates and further details will be available early next year. Sessions will include woodworking workshops, river clean ups and community planting days.
Local people were asked for their feedback on how they think the gardens could be improved at various public consultation events. This feedback has informed the designs developed by Erect Architecture, who were appointed to lead on the design of the Gardens following a competitive tender process. To ensure that a broad range of views were obtained Groundwork London, a community engagement specialist, led on the community design process in partnership with London Borough of Bexley.
You can follow the journey of the designs and find the reports from the different stages of the public consultation under Riverside Gardens.
We look forward to sharing the proposed designs. Please pass this information on to anyone who may not receive it but may be interested in knowing more about the future of Riverside Gardens.