Written by Aimee McCulloch at counterculturellep.com
We’re really excited to have launched the Join-the-Dots Audio Tour of Pollards Hill, available to try now!
We’ve installed 13 dots around Pollards Hill with unique QR codes. Finding each dot and scanning the code unlocks a free audio description of the history, projects and activities that are going on at each place – as told by the local people involved. Use a free google map to find your way to each dot and see if you can find all 13. All you need is a smartphone and to follow a few simple steps on the website. You can tackle it alone or try it with friends and family any day and time you like.
The tour helps you to learn more about your area, including: the significance of Pollards Hill to astronomers and a local Muslim community at the spectacular viewing point at the top of the hill; inspiring community initiatives around South Lodge Avenue and the Pollards Hill Recreation Ground; the ambitions of a local entrepreneur at a new community centre in Sherwood Park; and community-managed allotments on Hadley Road and by Mayfield Park, as well as much more.
For a user guide, including ways of doing the tour with or without mobile data, go to:
Pollards Hill Space Project
The Join-the-Dots Audio Tour is part of the Pollards Hill Space Project at the bus shelter on South Lodge Avenue, where we’re reaching out to the community for ideas on what to do with the disused toilets building. Go to www.pollardshill.space to share your ideas for the building and area, including if you think you can run a community-focussed business or activity there and look out for free local activities and workshops coming this summer!
Take a look at our earlier Wimblecomm News feature to find out more about this exciting local project!
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