We have received many kind words of support from people associated with Tulse Hill. Here are just a few examples.
“This strikes me as an exciting and innovative project which will serve the whole community through a wide range of activity for different groups… It seems that a great deal of thought has gone into the values and principles behind these plans.” Rt. Hon. Dame Tessa Jowell, MP
“I have every confidence that the Neighbourhood Hub will provide not only a fantastic facility for the Church and community, but a great opportunity for community cohesion, environmental awareness and vocational training.” Chuka Umunna, MP Streatham, incl. Tulse Hill Ward
“I can see how this project will connect right across our school curriculum. We shall certainly want our girls to get involved.” Lesley Morrison, CBE, Head Teacher, St Martin’s School
“The Hub sounds like a great plan. We are particularly encouraged by the education and training opportunities it will offer to children and young people right through the building process and beyond. Your plan to retain a record of the build so that visiting schools can both experience the building and understand the principles on which it is built will make it a valuable learning centre, and for us, a very accessible one.” Jim Henderson, Principal, City Heights E-ACT Academy.
“It is a fantastic initiative and one that I fully back.” Cllr Clare Whelan, OBE Former Conservative Ward Councillor
“I would be very pleased to do anything in my power to help. This sounds like a wonderful idea.” Cllr Ann Kingsbury, Labour Ward Councillor
“On behalf of the Rise & Gardens residents association I would like to express our wholehearted support for the Community Building project. The project will directly enhance the local community, providing much-needed facilities for local groups, as well as providing a focus for community-building activity in the area.” Charlie Rose, Co-chair, Rise & Gardens Residents Association.
“I think this is a brilliant project which I wholeheartedly support. It is a great example of a project that will engage and support the local community both during the build and after… I have participated in a straw bale build myself, and I think it’s a great way to involve everyone (whatever their ability) in the building process.” Emily Myers, Sustainability Officer, Lambeth Council
“Holy Trinity has a long and proven track record of enabling community cohesion. Tulse Hill is a neighbourhood with marked social needs, which this project will address in a number of ways (eg training, envisioning, education, empowerment, potentiality for employment, respect, safety). The project will significantly build on Holy Trinity’s existing positive standing within the community … When complete it will be an inspiration to other parishes.” Ven. Simon Gates, Anglican Archdeacon of Lambeth
“Your plan to build an environmentally building in harmony with the earth, a building that helps encourage the life of the local community, is one that can be an important part of the Mission of God’s Church. … Go for it! It is a very exciting project. May God bless you in it.” Bishop David Atkinson, Author, “Renewing the Face of the Earth.”
We have also received letters of support from various people and organisations including:
- The Bishop of Southwark
- The Honorary Assistant Bishop of Southwark
- The Bishop of Kingston
- Holy Trinity School
- Church Urban Fund
- Tulse Hill Forum
- Local Residents
A massive thank you to everyone for your kind support!