PURE hubs Dartford



create “The Ecology of Colour"

Kent is an important county in the south east of Great Britain. Medway is a smaller, more urban area around the Thames Estuary. The two areas decided to join forces to work on Greening the Gateway Kent and Medway (GGKM), a collaborative partnership between public, private and not-for-profit organisations. The main aims could be described as: protecting the environment, improving living conditions and facilitating sustainable regeneration to the benefit of all interested parties in North Kent and Medway.

closer together

Greening the Gateway Kent and Medway in one of the 17 partners in the EU PURE Hubs project. Under this banner, the organisation’s main aim is to bring cities and the surrounding countryside closer together, and to stimulate the rural economy using a range of innovative projects.

The Ecology of Colour

A playful but also extremely valuable project run by this organisation was launched in September under the name “The Ecology of Colour”. The project revolves around a wooden eco hut in Dartford’s Central Park. The building has a semi-open ground floor and an enclosed first floor. Guided by artists, a group of local residents painted the 144 panels that were used to clad the building. They used environmentally friendly, plant-based paints and drew inspiration from old Aztec patterns. The result is a colourful construction that beautifully harmonises with the natural environment around it. The cheerful, contemporary building is used for nature study and for all sorts of creative activities, with natural materials being used where possible.

Cluster Meeting

The PURE Hubs partners will soon have the opportunity to get to know this British organisation. The next international Cluster Meeting for all PURE Hubs partners from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and England will be organised in this region, in collaboration with Greening the Gateway Kent and Medway. The programme for this 3-day meeting can be found at www.purehubs.eu.

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