Protect Trellick Tower's art and outdoor space and say no to more luxury flats

Protect Trellick Tower's art and outdoor space and say no to more luxury flats

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Mirio Golijanin started this petition to Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council are planning a massive housing development project on the grounds surrounding the iconic, Grade 2 listed, Trellick Tower. The plans, due to start in Spring 2021 will demolish the children's playing area, the football pitch, the walk way and the world famous graffiti hall of fame. The development aims to build 150 - 200 apartments, only a maximum 50% of which will be "affordable" housing. The development will contribute to the continued gentrification of North Kensington and the erosion of local colour and historic culture of the area. 

In particular, we ask for your support in protecting this unique outdoor space as both a much needed green space for local residents' and their families, and as a truly world class cultural landmark. The downstairs pitch is one of a few green spaces for residents' use in what is one of the most densely populated boroughs in the world. Unlike other outdoor spaces in the area Trellick Gardens is enclosed, and free from traffic making it a valuable sanctuary for wildlife as well as for people. The space includes a football cum basketball pitch which is regularly used by local children from the area to exercise and socialise. 

In addition, Trellick Tower Graffiti Hall of Fame is renowned globally as a centre for urban arts and attracts tourists and artists from all over the world. Trellick Hall of Fame has hosted numerous graffiti competitions, exhibitions and jams which provide fuel for this vibrant underground culture. In fact, the Hall of Fame and surrounding garden area have hosted many free community events and workshops for residents of the area and their families. It is an inclusive space, offering a safe haven for up and coming urban artists to express themselves and providing residents with an ever-changing "living gallery" right on their doorstep. 

We need your help to protect this space for both the residents and those who come to enjoy the area. Please sign this petition and help us protect this unique cultural landmark!

 

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