Future Neighbourhoods Phase 1 projects 

The Future Neighbourhoods 2030 programme was launched by the Mayor of London in 2021 to deliver projects that support a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. 
Notting Dale ward in North Kensington was selected as one of the two ‘future neighbourhoods’ to get funding for both projects and an environmental vision for the neighbourhood. 
An additional £784,420 has now been awarded by the Mayor of London through Phase 2 of the fund, and the Council has secured a further £2.375 million with internal and external funding to tackle environmental challenges such as poor air quality, lack of green space and biodiversity, and vulnerability to climate change and flooding, while addressing health and social inequalities and supporting all Lancaster West and other council-owned housing in the borough to become net-zero carbon by 2030 and the wider borough by 2040. 
Below are some of the Phase 1 and Phase 2 Future Neighbourhoods funded projects that have been co-designed with residents and have benefitted local residents.

The Green Skills Academy

Established to help meet the council's net zero goals, the Green Skills Academy has also played a vital part in responding to the demand for green skills labour in construction, e-mobility, and horticulture sectors. 
The inclusive training packages offered aim to raise aspiration and equip residents, staff and contractors with green skills for a brighter, sustainable future!
If you have any enquiries, please contact Yvette at Yvette.Freestone@rbkc.gov.uk

Roof projects at Clarendon Walk, Talbot Walk and Bramley House

Three blocks in Lancaster West are benefitting from new roofs, co-designed by residents and part funded by the Future Neighbourhoods Fund. 
The roofs have low u-values, so keep the heat inside homes in winter and the sun’s heat out in summer. They will also have solar PV installed to provide locally generated renewable energy, as well as some green and brown roof at Bramley House to further improve efficiency, absorb CO2, and support biodiversity.

Verity Close Garden of Life

Verity Close Garden of Life is a new, biodiverse, sensory garden co-designed with residents and part-funded by Future Neighbourhoods 2030. 
Bringing new life to an outdated and underused children’s playground, this project has provided new wild play elements, an edible green perimeter and a swale, a type of sustainable urban drainage system, that will help to manage surface water run-off and reduce flood risk in the area.

Future Neighbourhoods Phase 2 projects 

Smart thermostats at Bramley House

A new smart city pilot at Bramley House which will help residents save energy and money as they go. 
New smart thermostats will give residents more control over the temperature and energy usage in their homes, which is currently only possible through manually adjusting individual radiators.

Camelford Court solar photovoltaic panels

Solar PV panels will be installed through at Camelford Court in the second phase of the bio-solar roof. This will generate local green energy to supply communal lighting and future heating, and be surrounded by the existing sedum planting, which will absorb 18kg of carbon dioxide and almost 1kg of airborne pollutants every year.  
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Upcycling workshops

This project both equips and supports residents by taking good quality furniture and white goods from void properties on the estate and upcycling them. 
It enables residents to access free, good-quality furniture and appliance for their homes, reducing costs for those under pressure financially, and building a sharing economy.   

Bikeworks Social Cycling

The Social Cycling project will help residents to increase their physical activity levels and contribute to creating a green and clean environment and access opportunities for employment through fun, social cycling activities and free bike maintenance courses.
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Community Warm Spaces and energy advice

This project aims to create a network of warm, free, welcoming spaces across Notting Dale and the borough such as community centres, church halls, libraries, coffee places, RA rooms and working with a wide range of local and regional partners from public, voluntary, health and private sector. 
We propose to develop a holistic service for residents and to offer energy advice and advice for Green Doctor visits through drop-in energy surgeries, as well as food, training, cooking classes and educational activities such as those proposed under the Climate Awareness and Education Programme.
We would like to thank all residents who have been involved and helped co-design of these projects! To find out more, please contact nottingdale2030@rbkc.gov.uk