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The Parklets Campaign

Turning grey space green...

About

We are a group of volunteers who want to help people in their communities to turn grey space green. In particular, we are campaigning for new 'parklets' to be installed - converting parking spaces into community spaces with seating, plants which are open to everyone. 

We organised the first 'Parklet Day' in 2021, with 20 pop up parklets across London,

and now we are aiming to go nationwide in 2022!  

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Our Movement

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Community

"This brought together people living in the street who did not know each other before."

Local Hackney Resident

Families

“We want a place for families to be allowed to eat together when they come to our soup kitchen. Having a parklet outside our café would be invaluable for creating a community identity and a great green garden addition to the street of Hoxton.” 

Robert and Bea, Managing Team
Humdingers in Hoxton 

Advocacy

“We fully support the use of kerbside space on streets for community use along with car parking.  Allowing people to create parklets will empower communities, build social alliances and enable people to invest in the streets they live in, with a marginal impact on number of car parking spaces."

Jeremy Leach,
London Living Streets

Pop up Parklets Day 2022

Do you fancy getting involved in our next Pop up Parklets Day on 25 September 2022? It's really easy and doesn't require any advance planning. You just need a few chairs and to find a space on your road.

 

Drop us a line here or on Twitter, and we can help. Tag us using #Parklets

There's also a how to guide and a video here to help.

 

We're also organising a bike ride with our friends IBikeLondon to spread the word. It is on Saturday 24 September 2022, starting near Waterloo Station - you can register here

Our friends at Possible have developed an interactive map where you can select your ideal parklet location, and then send it directly to your local councillors along with information about how they can make your vision a reality. Do take part! 

Pop Up Parklets Day 2021

We organised the first ever Pop Up Parklet Day in September 2021.

We had 20 pop-up parklets created across London and one in Dublin.

This is a map of all the parklets created: https://maphub.net/netwench/people-parking

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Our Story

We are all volunteers who give our time to help Londoners set up parklets in their communities.

Our founder, Brenda Puech first set up a small parklet outside her home in 2017. It got a fantastic reaction from her friends and neighbours, but sadly Hackney Council dismantled it. You can watch more in this film by Channel Five.

In response, she brought together the London Parklet Campaign to campaign for change across London. We want to make it as easy to create a parklet on residential streets as it is to apply for a parking permit.

We’re working with other partners such as Living Streets and IBikeLondon to spread the word. If you want to get invoked, drop us a line and one of our team will be in touch!

Get involved

Let us know if you want to take part in our 2022 Pop-up Parklets Day on 25 September! Drop us a line here or on twitter. There's also a how to guide and a video.

 

If you want some more ideas, we're organising a bike ride to visit parklets in London. It is on Saturday 24 September 2022, starting near Waterloo Station - you can register here

If you get in touch, we will help you to set up a pop up parklet in your street, it really is super easy. You can even hang this door hangar sign on it to explain what it's all about!

The best ones will win prizes of up to £100!

Our friends at Possible have developed an interactive map where you can select your ideal parklet location, and then send it directly to your local councillors along with information about how they can make your vision a reality. Do take part! 

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Contact Us

Twitter: @Parklets_UK 
Tag us: #Parklets
Instagram: @parklets_campaign

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