The Your Streets, Your Way 2023 competition is asking anyone who lives, works, or travels through Lambeth, to submit their designs for street improvements at 10 sites in the borough.
Winning submissions range from £750 for the winner, £500 for judges’ choice and £200 runner up prize and under-18s receive £100 in vouchers. The successful designers will also see their ideas implemented in their local neighbourhood.
Cllr Rezina Chowdhury, cabinet member for Sustainable Lambeth and Clean Air, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages, abilities, and skill levels to think about how they can make real-world improvements to their local area.
“It is a chance for people to flex their creative muscles and the winners for each area will receive a cash prize as well as seeing their ideas come to fruition.
“Your Streets, Your Way 2023 shows that Lambeth Council is working with local people to transform our streets to make them safer, more pleasant places to be.”
Lambeth Council ran the first Your Streets, Your Way competition in 2021 for eight locations to be reimagined by the public.
Five of the designs have already been completed and the final three will be implemented this year.
Winning submissions included new planters, extra seating and new murals and artwork to make public spaces more pleasant and accessible.
Lambeth Council has commissioned architects We Made That to manage this year’s competition and deliver improvements, while entries will be judged by a panel of local representatives.
The 10 locations include Loughborough Road, Matrimony Place, Bromfelde Walk, Russell’s Footpath, Leithcote Path, Telegraph Passage, Chestnut Road, 297-299 Coldharbour Lane, 85 Angell Road, and St Martin’s pedestrian passage.
Cllr Chowdhury added: “Last time we invited applications we were thrilled with the ideas and creativity, and I’m delighted that many of the winning designs are now in place, with the rest to follow this year.
“I am excited to see this year’s submissions for the Your Streets, Your Way 2023 and improve even more streets.”
A series of workshops will be held both online and inperson for people to discuss their ideas and find additional support.
For more information about Your Streets, Your Way and for workshop dates visit https://your-streets-your-way.squarespace.com