One day last week Green Roof Shelters installed covers for cycle parking in Bethnal Green.

Derbyshire Street Pocket Park, bike stands, Green Roof Shelters

(The cycle racks were to be installed next day by others!)

This new ‘pocket park’ is to be used as an exemplar of sustainable urban drainage design. The aim is to put rain water to good use: on green roofs, channelled into planting beds, or simply to fall on water-permeable paving. This saves water running off pavements and roads into our overloaded city drains. These methods, and others, are used in Derbyshire Street Pocket Park. The shelters also provide plenty of habitat for birds and beneficial pollinating insects.

Green Roof Shelters is based in Essex but two out of its four directors, Dan Monck and Duncan Kramer, are based at 115.