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CLEVER Cities in South Thamesmead is a partnership between the Mayor of London, Peabody, Groundwork London, Young Foundation and Social Finance. The project is supported by The Social Innovation Partnership and its Community Research Programme. 

The Community Research Team spent November and December 2020 gathering data from local people about their experiences in Thamesmead over the last year. The team hosted 9 focus groups with 101 attendees across the sessions, reaching 50 individual residents. They conducted 1:1 interviews with 39 residents (44% of whom were from South Thamesmead).

Topics relevant to South Thamesmead discussed in the focus groups included: ​

  • Accessibility of arts and culture​
  • Crime and safety​
  • Perception of regeneration – Peabody residents​
  • Perception of regeneration – wider Thamesmead residents​
  • South Thamesmead Estate​
  • Opportunities for young people



CLEVER Cities Community Researchers_Baseline Survey 2021_pdf