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High street improvements Create a green and pleasant area According to the initial Visitor Survey undertaken at the beginning of the RRW Partnership, most respondents thought making the public realm greener and more pleasant was a high priority. We recommend a programme of shopfront improvements. Most respondents to our survey about Globe Town’s attractiveness said improvements to shop fronts including graffiti removal and the pinwheel/garland decorations had made the most impact on improving the attractiveness of the public space. We recommend animating the square and shopfronts with lighting During the placemaking workshops, there were frequent requests to ‘animate’ the main square with year round festive street lighting. There was also support for a seasonal high street shop lighting scheme where external string lights are provided to be hung above shops during festive seasons, though some businesses were reluctant to have these in their shops as it would disrupt their window displays.

Encourage night time economy We recommend improvement to the night time street scene by installing grilled shutters on shops and evening lighting in the square, both of which were specifically requested by the owner of Simply Fresh. With Globe Town’s young population and proximity to evening economy hotspots in Paradise Gardens and Cambridge Heath Road, there is opportunity to successfully stimulate Globe Town evening economy. The arrival of new bar Nola is indicative of this trend. Local residents said that improving the night street scene would make the area feel safer.

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Globe Town Common Vision Report 2018  

Community development project in Globe Town, Tower Hamlets, documenting community organisation and the constitution of the a local community...

Globe Town Common Vision Report 2018  

Community development project in Globe Town, Tower Hamlets, documenting community organisation and the constitution of the a local community...

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