open street

Would you like to live on a street where everyone has something to share and is open to lending each other a hand?


Church Elm Lane

This Spring, this idea becomes a reality. On the Heathway, you are invited to join Siddika and neighbours to plant fruit trees, begin gardening on an empty green space, have a play street and welcome some new chickens to the neighbourhood.

Drop in to one of the sessions to see for yourself how this kind of doorstep exchange works and how you could do something similar near your home.

Design Your Green

Thursday 28 March | 11.00 - 12.00pm

116 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, RM10 9RL

Join this session to design how this unused green space can be transformed. From vegetable beds to wild flowers...all ideas are welcome.

Create Your Green

Tuesday 2 April | 2.00 - 4.00pm

Junction of Heathway and Arnold Road, Dagenham

Come together to transform this green space as a community. Take part in a range of gardening activities from building to planting to sharing hot drinks and refreshments.

Orchard Planting

Saturday 9 March | 10.00am - 12.00pm

Junction, Downing Road to Coombes Road, Dagenham

Invigorate your Saturday with this sociable tree planting session.
Warm drinks and snacks will be provided to aid our digging efforts.

Play Street

Thursday 11 April | 1.00 - 6.00pm

D’arcy Gardens, Dagenham, RM9 6BS

Streets will blocked so your kids can play out like you did back in the day. There’ll be no cars, just people of all ages enjoying the street and some fresh air.

Banjo - Martins Corner

Would you like to live on a street where everyone has something to share and is open to lending each other a hand? Do you live on a Banjo? Banjo’s are a large circle of houses with a long narrow walkway, flanked by lush grass at their entrance. Cul-de-sac shaped as an musical instrument and an iconic part of Dagenham’s landscape.

The layout is perfect for creating a sense of community and as there are a number near the Martin’s Corner shop we would like to extend our Open Street project to Banjo’s!

Open Street is about channelling the skills and interests of your neighbours into your doorstep projects: from chicken coops, to garden plots, to orchards or beehives, the opportunities for sharing are endless.

Pop into the shop to find out how we can help you get started or email