Squash is a women-led, bold and ambitious community organisation established by Clare Owens and Becky Vipond. It has been rooted and home-grown on Windsor Street in Toxteth, Liverpool since 2010. Embracing art, food, and environmental focus, they are committed to affecting their neighbourhood’s creative, participatory, positive social change.
Quite a few people reflected that they had not thought about climate change before coming to the workshops, but now when they hear about it on the news they pay more attention and feel more knowledgeable. There was also a new sense for some that small groups doing things at a local level is a worthwhile part of the bigger picture.
The group were inspired by the idea of a longer vision for the area, inspired by the Squash 100 year street idea, they have begun to think about how longer term planning could create more cohesive projects, and move them away from one off short term schemes which often fail to leave an impact or legacy.