Thames Futures – a partnership between BRL, The Young Foundation and community members – began in 2019. It has formed Barking Riverside’s bespoke social impact assessment framework.
Central to Thames Futures is the Community Vision, which sets out nine priorities that reflect residents’ concerns and hopes for the future. It also includes over 50 project proposals that will help the Community Vision become a reality.
In January 2022 a team of Community Researchers spoke to over 150 residents about the progress that has been made since the Community Vision was established. This will be repeated every year so that progress can be measured and we ensure that our targets are achieved.
We believe that Thames Futures is a pioneering project, creating an important benchmark for how you can increase transparency and collaboration in areas experiencing growth and transformation.
'Winner of the Community-led Placemaking category at the Planning Awards 2021.'