WHITLEIGH GREEN STEPS, PLAN & EVIDENCE

May 2014

WHITLEIGH GREEN STEPS, PLAN & EVIDENCE

WHITLEIGH GREEN STEPS PLAN & EVIDENCE

(PAINTING THE STEPS)

WHITLEIGH ARTS

MAKING WHITLEIGH A BRIGHTER PLACE

AREA OF FOCUS

Whitleigh Green steps.

2 sets of 9 x steps next to the Co-op.

1 set of 6 x steps outside the Sandwich Shop.

ACTIONS 

Slide show of of inspirational painted steps to act as an inspiration to Whitleigh Residents, the Environment sub group and the WBL Commitee. (Nov 2013).

Whitleigh Arts website launched & designed by Sandy Wager (January 2014).

FaceBook page set up for Whitleigh Arts (January 2014).

Whitleigh Arts Sketching event, in conjunction with Wild Flowers Planting Day at Whitleigh Cross, posters handed out. (March 2014).

Maggie Graham and the local school children measured the steps (April 2014) whilst Sandy Wager photographed the event.

Posters and handouts for Whitleigh Arts designed by Sandy Wager, printed by Debbie Burton.

Present this plan with the draft designs and measurements with Councillor Jonathan Drean to P.C.C. (May 2014)

Present & display the plans & draft designs of the steps and talk to residents at the ‘Have Your Say’ meeting (June 2014).

Apply for match funding to UnLtd (June 2014).

Arrange for the local school children to draw/paint their own steps designs (June 2014).

Consultation with The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road, to display the local children’s artwork of their step designs (June 2014).

DESIRED OUTCOME

Agreement by P.C.C. to paint the steps.

Steps to be repaired by P.C.C. before painting the steps can begin during July and/or August 2014.

Raise awareness.

Posters & Handouts placed on Whitleigh Green notice board, in Porkies, The Albemarle Inn, Cheerybuys and also online at FaceBook, Whitleigh Arts website, WordPress & on Sandy Wagers personal art website (January 2014 ongoing).

Local school children involved with measuring the steps (April 2014).

Children’s step designs will create awareness of the environment.

Porkies have agreed to display the children’s step design artworks in their cafe.

BUDGET

P.C.C.  Time. Volunteers.  Sandy Wager.

Possible match funding from UnLtd.

RESPONSIBLE PERSON/ORGS

P.C.C. (Repairs), Sandy Wager (Resident Artist), WBL Environment sub group, Wood View School, The Albemarle Inn, Porkies Cafe, UnLtd.

EVIDENCE BASE

WBL Commitee consultations,

P.C.C. agreement to allow painting of  the steps,

Consultations and supportive actions from Councillor Jonathan Drean.

Engagement of local school children.

Public support for art projects in Whitleigh resulting from poster hand-outs at local events.

800 visitors to the Whitleigh Arts website since it’s launch in January.

Wood View School intend to add Whitleigh Arts website to their website.

A small volunteer working group have been set up to help paint the steps and to continually refurbish the steps on a yearly basis.

Whitleigh Arts leaflets handed out at the pebble painting day for Porkies Beach Party 30/05/2014

Whitleigh Arts posters handed out at the pebble painting day for Whitleigh Big Lunch 01/06/2014

 

CONCLUSION

This initial project to paint the Whitleigh Green Steps will be of minimal expense.

I  think it would be fair to provide our volunteers and helpers who paint the steps to receive food and drinks as some small compensation for their efforts.

If this project is, a success and we are fortunate to recieve 10k from the Whitleigh Big Local funds, Whitleigh Arts hopes to paint the remainding public steps throughout Whitleigh starting with Budshead Road.

The funds will help pay for this (paint, protective eye wear, etc,) along with match funding from other sources.

Whitleigh Arts have already been approached by private residents to paint their walls with murals,  by Tom Buckley to paint a mural on his ‘Free Food For The Community’  wall project and from Little Monsters to paint a mural on their storage container.

http://www.whitleigharts.weebly.com

 

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