World's End and Lots Road celebrate £1m lottery grant

12 December 2012

Chelsea's World's End and Lots Road area are to receive £1million in lottery funding to strengthen community links and make the neighbourhood an even better place to live.

The Big Local programme will start in April 2013. A representative from the programme will work with residents, local community organisations and businesses and ward councillors to develop a plan for the area.

Cllr Gerard Hargreaves, a local Cremorne ward councillor said: "This will be a huge boost to residents and is a great opportunity to strengthen and develop the community. The scheme will be completely resident-led and it will be up to local people to decide how to spend the money to improve their area."

Cabinet Member for Civil Society, Cllr Rock Feilding-Mellen said: "We are very pleased that the Big Local has chosen the World's End estate and Lots Road area to receive this funding. The Council has already been promoting community led development projects through its City Living, Local Life wards grants which are very well received by residents. I know that local people will be keen to work with Big Local programme to get the best out of this award."

Big Local is funded by the National Lottery with the funding spread over ten years. It is about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live.

The World's End Estate consists of seven high rise tower blocks. The part of Lots Road included is a community made up of mainly social housing. Asburnham primary school, Chelsea Theatre and Chelsea Wharf (offices and design studios) are also within the vicinity.

Other London boroughs which are receiving Big Local funding include Newham, Tower Hamlets, Westminster, Waltham Forest, Camden, Islington and Brent