Thursday, 3 July 2008

Crofton Ward assembly, a successful evening

A very successful Crofton Park Assembly meeting took place last night at St Hildas Church Hall.
Around 100 people from the ward formed small groups and voiced their concerns about the local area. Each group highlighted what is good and not so good about the area and proposed solutions. Common themes emerged and there were lots of ideas on how to take things forward, but getting the basics right is crucially important to all of us.

The concerns:
The widespread dog fouling -
lots of ideas on how to tackle this (watch this blog for full report)
Disabled access to Honor Oak park station platforms and other facilities/parking spaces
Waste management, better street management is critical to make our streets more desirable. We need attractive recycling stations at both Crofton Park and Honor Oak Park station to reduce/eliminate litter. Good quality street furniture, e.g small bins seating and planters. Better facilities for garden waste and large items. Clearing rubbish at Honor Oak park station. A yard where we could free cycle large items to resolve fly tipping and encourage recycling (lots of people like rummaging in skips! so why not a yard)
Community support for youth clubs and getting youngsters involvement on the next assembly.
Best kept street award?
Better parks - cafe kiosk, toilets, wardens, improved playgrounds
More volunteering
More trees
Consultation with Transport for London on the future of our 2 local stations

Want to know more?
Your Councillor is the person elected every four years to represent your area. They can help if you are dissatisfied with a council service by advising or directing you to someone who can help sort out your problem and can sometimes progress the case on your behalf. This is often done in advice surgeries where you can meet with the councillor for your ward and discuss your problem. As community leaders they put forward proposals to improve their ward, which may include bringing together different community groups to develop a case for change.
Crofton Park councillors