Nudge 7 – Community and Covid-19

Here are some of the things happening on the street to support our community through this really tough time. It’s important we all keep nudging…

Using our three buildings and with support from the University of Plymouth and Outersight UK there is free wifi along Union Street. This to help you with school work, to access health information or to contact family and friends. Look for UnionStreetFreeWifi on your device.

We continued finding ways to bring joy on the street. Local people decorated the street with hearts, rainbows and little alien activists! Plus the Street Party, markets and local artists performances have all happened within guidelines.

Working with Borrow Don’t Buy we have been able to refurbish 76 devices for local families that didn’t have a device at home to use for school work, to access essential information or to keep connected with family and friends. Find out more.

Our Soup Corner Volunteers are providing free yummy lunches and food to take home Monday to Friday 12-2pm from Union Corner. It’s all packaged up for you to pick up on your daily walk.

We set up this phone line with POP+. It’s managed by volunteers each day who can shop, chat and help out in any way we can. Give it a ring if you need anything.

We joined in with this great national project to remind us all what’s important and brighten up the street.

Local artist collective Wonderzoo brought you something special to listen to and enjoy on your phone when you are queuing for the supermarket – local poets and spoken word.

We partnered up with Plymouth Design Forum to run an Urban Magic competition to find local designers who could bring joy and colour to Union Street. Watch out for Pete Clayton’s pieces on your walks!

Multiversal Canopy

Local artist, volunteer and all round amazing person has created some very special canopies to go up in Palace Square. Watch out for them, they’ll be up as soon as it’s safe to do so!


The fabulous wall on Union Street is still going to grow this year with designs submitted for the 400×400 with themes that are super relevant during these times.

How lucky are we to have you lovely lot in our community.

‘So good to see great things happening and love for community prevailing.’

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