Putney Vale Estate community consultation
This project was a collaborative project between Cave and Melissa Lacide, a free lance community participation enabler. After Cave met with one of the members of the Putney Vale Residents Association, it became clear that they needed some help to discover the needs and possibilities of their community and how they could maximise the use of facilities on the estate for all age groups and ethnic backgrounds.
Cave and Melissa worked up a programme of consultation events. Melissa took on the challenge of consulting the diverse community of the Putney Vale Estate as part of her Masters (which she passed with distinction!) on Sustainable Development at Kingston University. The PVRA very kindly presented a copy of Melissa’s final report as a gift to the Mayor of Wandsworth, Jane Cooper. Hopefully this report will provide them, and perhaps, other community groups too, with a valuable insight into sustainable communities, design thinking and community engagement.
This project is just one example of how the built environment has an impact on how we, as human beings, interact and engage with the places we live in and people who live around us.
Newlands Hall facility on the Putney Vale Estate is now open and running a full programme of events with something for all members of it’s community.