Living Streets Community Project

The Living Streets Community Project is funded by the European Commission’s Life programme. The project temporarily transforms streets into community areas with space for neighbours and families to socialise.

The Living Streets project converts streets from a road into an attractive area where people can meet, grow plants and flowers, create an entertainment space and share food.  Living Streets are created by residents, for residents.

Living Streets projects have been created across Europe and have been very successful within their communities.  The main aim of a Living Street is to encourage residents to try alternatives to using the car such as considering car sharing for shopping trips or commuting.  By creating a green area with street furniture, neighbours can meet, spend time together and form friendships through sharing interests.

The look and feel of the street is created by the residents and they decide what they would like in their street. 

These projects are funded through the European Commission's Life programme.

More information is in this link to our Living Streets Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 76KB) and an overview of the project can be downloaded here (PDF, 1.3MB).

If you would like more information contact the Council's Sustainability Team: Email  

Phone:  01908 254791.

Last Updated: 5 September 2018