Hammersmith BID shortlisted for Healthy Streets Award

Hammersmith BID have been shortlisted at the prestigious Healthy Streets Awards.

The annual awards recognise and reward excellence in the planning and delivery of Healthy Street improvements in towns and cities across Great Britain & Ireland.

The Hammersmith team have been shortlisted for the final two, against Business Bankside, in a new award – Best Healthy Streets Business Improvement District Project.

They have been put forward for their work creating the UK’s First Business Parklets.

Parklets in Hammersmith are part of a wider initiative to deliver green spaces, cleaner air, and promote cycling. Eight parking spaces have been made into four vibrant green parklets on Hammersmith Grove. This project is a collaboration between Hammersmith BID, Hammersmith and Fulham Council, Medidata and the Mayor of London, and is unique in that local business and BID board member, Medidata, funded the build of one parklet and Hammersmith BID is funding the parklets’ ongoing maintenance in an innovative business model.

The Healthy Streets Awards ceremony will be hosted by Val Shawcross, former Deputy Mayor for Transport, London at Guildhall, London on Friday, October 12.