Saturday, 22 November 2008
The sun shone on our BIG tidy up day and thanks to everyone's hard work and determination we achieved our goal - we cleared all the rubbish from behind the railings on Southwark land.
A huge thank you to the local people who turned out to litter pick and a big big thank you to Lewisham Council's Environment team: Nigel Tyrell, Head of Environment, Sam Kirk and Nicky Callen, without whom we couldn't have achieved our goal. Local Councillors Jackie Addison and Jarman Parmar got stuck in too - thank you. Walking along the pavement up to One Tree Hill is now a great deal more pleasant.
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
It could look something like this great poster outside a bakery in dorset ww.townmillbakery.com
But in case you didn't know what you had on your doorstep - here are just a few: Babur - award winning Indian restaurant, The Old Bank - Italian, Tapastry - Spanish, Neroli - beauty, Jumping Bean, great well stocked gift, The pine furniture store, Yam Hill on Brockly rise - health food, Il Querce - great Sicilian restaurant serving home cooked dishes, Attractions Hair, Mclarens cafe 'a fantastic cafe, serving really great fresh food, not your average cafe' quote from one of our members, Med deli - all sorts of health food, fresh organic veg and home cooked food
Brockley Central blog
We've been mentioned on the Brockley Central blog. Our last post featuring Brockley's great new delis and cafes has provoked lots of positive feedback on their blog about what HOPAG is doing. http://brockleycentral.blogspot.com
Sunday, 7 September 2008
What kind of local shops would you like to have? Contact your local councillor to make your feelings known if you want things to change. http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/ElectedRepresentatives/Councillors/CroftonPark
Friday, 29 August 2008
Here are just a few of Gavin Thomson's designs spotted on a London street recently. www.gavinthomsondesign.com
Our personal favourite - the Giraffe!
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Friday, 22 August 2008
Lewisham council have now agreed to pay the remaining £160 which is great news. It will take 4-6 weeks to arrive.
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
A big thank you to Pete Pattisson, Liberal Democrat councillor for Whitefoot Ward in Lewisham. He came to our planting day at HOP station and we took him to see the fly tipping trouble spot on the corner of Grierson Road. Pete took up our complaint directly with the Head of Environment at Lewisham.
The good news is that commercial waste customers will only have their bins out the night before collection and other flats will store thir bins at the rear of the property. Regular inspections are promised so hopefully no more fly tipping, smelly overflowing commercial bins.
Living on clean attractive streets is important to all of us and is not about which political party you represent.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
This is how lovely and clean it looked at lunchtime today 100808
It's taken us a few weeks but we have succeeded in getting this area cleared up. Over recent weeks we have invited our MP Joan Ruddock, Lewisham Town Centre Manager and the Enviroment department to come and take a look for themselves at the continual problem of shop and residential waste left outside the Old Bank.
Thank you for listening to us - we appreciate it.
Friday, 8 August 2008
Spread the word!
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Monday, 4 August 2008
Thank you to everyone who has donated in the last 5 days. We have raised an impressive £216. I shall be approaching the local businesses soon too and have asked Lewisham to match whatever we raise.
Survey coming soon
Next steps - a survey to all our members - now 23 in total. A link to the survey results will be made available to our 3 local councillors and MP Joan Ruddock. We need to have our say on how we want to improve the local area and how we think the £10,000 Crofton Ward locality fund should be spent.
Sunday, 3 August 2008
The chair of Brockley Rise Resident's association extends his support to us and made a very generous personal donation - thank you! He thinks Lewisham should match what we collect?
What do you think?
We now have a grand total of £127 in just 4 days.
When Brockley X Action Group told me they collected £1500 in their kick off collection I thought wow that's a huge amount but the people of Crofton Park Ward are proving just as keen for action
Saturday, 2 August 2008
Friday, 1 August 2008
John Thompson from Greenscene has promised more planters next spring and a big planter soon.
Waste management still a big problem - outside Old Bank restaurant yesterday
The area outside the Old Bank restaurant is still a foul smelling eyesore with rubbish dumped there almost daily and now dogs are joining in and adding their poo! Local residents see this as a big problem and raised it at the local Crofton Ward assembly meeting and are raising it on our HOPAG feedback forms.
The local recycling manager has promised a green recycling bin near the station so this should help with the litter. We would like a black and white moo moo bin as they make an attractive well designed impact - but these cost around £300. So we are applying for funding from the localities fund.But we have yet to find a long term solution to the above problem area. We will continue to put pressure on Lewisham to sort this foul smelling eyesore out.
Monday, 28 July 2008
This area is getting a makeover
This Thursday we will be planting the lovely plants from Phoebes Garden centre and funded by Southern behind the newly painted railings. We will be providing information about the aims of the Honor Oak Park Action group. If you would like to help or tell us what you think about HOPAG or help with the planting please come and see us.
THURSDAY 31st July
HONOR OAK PARK STATION