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Printing for Bankside Open Spaces Trust, London SE1

Printing for Bankside Open Spaces Trust, London SE1

Regular readers may recall our post about Bankside Open Spaces Trust (‘BOST’) back in August 2015. Well, they’ve continued to keep us busy ever since, with a huge variety of different printing requirements, and have even updated their logo and corporate identity in the intervening time. In view of all that, we thought we’d bring things up to date in a new post here on the Southside Print blog.

Brochure printing for SE1 charity BOSTPrinting Examples

Just a few examples of work undertaken for BOST since our original post include:

  • A full colour mini brochure
  • Overprinted, branded envelopes, digitally printed in black and white plus tints
  • Strikingly designed, full colour printed postcards (A6 size)
  • A4 leaflets/flyers for a lunchtime talk all about Octavia Hill, the founder of The National Trust
  • 70 A5 Christmas cards with envelopes
  • A variety of different flyers and leaflets
  • And much more!

Our thanks go out to them for all the lovely printing work and for being such loyal and regular clients — we really appreciate it.

About Bankside Open Spaces Trust

Full colour printed postcard for Bankside Open Spaces Trust, SouthwarkAs we outlined before, BOST is an award-winning environmental and volunteering charity that was set up with the primary purpose of creating and improving gardens and parks, along with green and open spaces, in and around the Bankside region. These include 30 or so community gardens where sustainable food is grown for the direct benefit of those living in the social housing nearby. People local to the area may also notice the cheerful planters placed around the neighbourhood by BOST volunteers. By doing all of this, the Bankside area is improved and the community involved in the initiative is brought closer together. It’s a win-win for everyone in SE1.

We make previously unloved spaces beautiful

Some of the green spaces looked after by the Trust include Red Cross Garden, Marlborough Sports Garden, Waterloo Millennium Green and Tate Community Garden. Indeed, some of their green spaces are amongst the very best in Britain, having gained many awards including two Green Flags and two Golds in RHS London in Bloom, a silver in RHS Britain in Bloom, the UNESCO Man and Biosphere award, the MPGA London Spade award and London in Bloom Champion of Champions award.

The charity’s Community Green Champions initiative allows those living in estates around Southwark and Lambeth to grow fruit, vegetables, flowers and plants right outside their own front doors. The Trust encourages people throughout the area – including those without gardens – to take part. Many later go on to have horticultural careers.

Meanwhile, their Future Gardeners ten week course helps the unemployed or those struggling to make a career change get into the horticultural arena and to earn themselves a City & Guilds qualification. Careers advice is also available as are introductions within the horticultural sector and within many of London’s best parks and gardens. There are three courses per year with the next one starting in May 2019, so check out their website if the courses are of potential interest.

For more information, click the Trust’s website link above or contact them at Bankside Open Spaces Trust, Red Cross Garden, 50 Redcross Way, London SE1 1HA. Telephone 020 7403 3393.

Looking for a local printer in Southwark or SE1?

Southside Print is a commercial printer based in SE1 in Southwark, South East London. We offer digital printing, large format printing, print management, graphic design and artwork services and an online print shop where you can order anything from printed business cards and stationery to poster printing, brochures, leaflets, flyers and more. Click the bold links for more information or simply call 020 7378 6754 to speak to our friendly printers and estimating staff. You can also request a quotation online or send us an emailed message here.

Fast turnaround, short-run digital printing for BOST


Southside Print London Bridge has recently printed leaflets and flyers for Bankside Open Spaces Trust (‘BOST’), an award-winning charity with an HQ just around the corner in Redcross Way, SE1. The printing included A5 and A4 single sided leaflets printed in full colour onto 170gsm silk paper stock. As quantities required were fairly low, this suited Southside Print’s digital presses perfectly and also allowed for a very fast turnaround and very affordable pricing. Artwork was supplied by the customer and you can see the two printed documents in the image above.

“A thriving network of community managed green places”

About Bankside Open Spaces Trust

BOST was set up to improve parks, gardens and open spaces in and around the Bankside area. As they say in their mission statement, BOST is “bringing people in SE1 together to create and enjoy meaningful green and outdoor spaces” and such spaces under their influence are now many and varied, including Waterloo Millennium Green, the Garden at Tate Modern, the Marlborough Sports Garden, Crossbones Garden, Red Cross Garden and a whole host of other spaces all located in the SE1 region of London. As they say on their website, BOST is a ‘thriving network of community managed green places” and these include ‘Edible Bankside’ which is a sustainable food-growing initiative taking place in just under 30 or so community gardens which are mostly to be found on social housing land within SE1. This year these gardens accounted for 5,000 square metres of food growing space.

The Flower & Vegetable Show 2015

This is an annual event, organised by BOST and hosted in Red Cross Garden, which takes place this year on Friday 18 September from 3pm to 6pm. This year it celebrates 10 years since the regeneration of Red Cross Garden in Redcross Way SE1. Entry is free and the event is open to everyone. Read more