Come one, come all! Chat to others about campaigning for better streets. Discuss the issues that you think are important, share experiences or find out what's worked for others. Everyone's welcome.
We are a new group of residents coming together for change in the Normanton area of Derby. So far we have begun transforming several high street disused flower beds. We did not ask the private landowners permission as after 10years of over-growth of the land, which was used by those with drug and alcohol dependency, where the garden beds were also used as a local rubbish tip. We took action by clearing out the rubbish ourselves but asked our local Streetpride council department to take our rubbish bags away. They did more than this and strimmed the area, and filled a whole lorry full of rubbish we had collected. So far we have managed to plant out one of the flower beds. The project has brought together people from all walks of life from all different nationalities. Other residents are now taking steps to improve their own street where they live by campaigning for traffic calming and some natural planting in a thoroughly run-down, depressed and neglected patch of this already run-down area. In our voting ward we have the highest rate of everything bad according to city council statistics and we plan to make this place a healthier environment to live in. We have just now become aware of Living Streets and excited by the prospect of support. If you are interested in joining our group please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure the pedestrian views are heard. Take part in a survey to contribute to research on car-parking being conducted at Loughborough University.
Hi David. Great to hear about your campaigning activity. Let us know how you get on with your MP.
Local Works are organising a North London public meeting on the Sustainable Communities Act at 7pm on Thursday 11th April atTottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach, London, N15 4RY.
This is the third in a series of large public meetings that they will be organising to promote the Act to the public. Many people still do not know of the potential its new process holds - government ministers have even described it as ‘Britain’s best kept secret’.
This will be a chance for people to hear how to use the Act to protect and promote local services, shops, trade and the environment in North London’s communities. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and make comments. Food and drink will also be provided.
Full details of the meeting are here: http://www.localworks.org/page/event/detail/localworks/jjh
Have arranged a meeting with my local MP and Police over continued pavement parking in the area following submission of photos and deatils taken at the time.Pedestrians routes are frequently blocked by inconsiderate car owner and as a consequence are forced to step into a bust road in order to proceed on their way.
- Ruth completed the challenge Campaign hubA Walkable Neighbourhoods Plan for Cardiff Cardiff Council is developing a Walkable Neighbourhoods Plan to identify improvements necessary to deliver better walking environments across the city.This is in response to the Welsh Government’s recent consultation on the Active Travel Bill White Paper, which will require local authorities to map both existing routes and improvements necessary to deliver integrated walking and cycling networks. Cardiff Council has already developed a Strategic Cycle Network Plan.The Walkable Neighbourhoods Plan is currently in the development stage and we would like to know your views on walking in Cardiff. Please complete the following survey by 14th March 2013: http://surveys.cardiff.gov.uk/wnp/enPlease circulate this email to anyone who may be interested.
Interested in being part of a new Living Streets local group in Hammersmith? If so email email@example.com
Local Works are organising an East London public meeting on the Sustainable Communities Act at 7pm on Thursday 7th March at The Crypt, Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street, London, E1 6LY.
This is the first of several large public meetings that they will be organising to promote the Act to the public. Many people still do not know about of the potential its new process holds - government ministers have even described it as ‘Britain’s best kept secret’. We must change this!
This will be a chance for people to hear how to use the Act to protect and promote local services, shops, trade and the environment in East London’s communities. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and make comments. Food and drink will also be provided.
Full details of the meeting are here: http://localworks.org/pages/east-london-sustainable-communities-act-public-meeting
Calling London Local Groups to get involved in the Mayor's Capital Clean-up and help make our streets safer, more attractive and enjoyable places to walk.
Community groups, charities, schools and small businesses can now apply for a Mayor of London Capital Clean-up grant to help tidy up a local green space or waterway.
You can apply for a cash grant of between £500-£2,000, or a Capital Clean-up Kit with all the info and equipment you need to get going.
Find out more at www.london.gov.uk/capitalclean-up or visit Capital Clean-up network on Project Dirt You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 020 7983 4472.
would you mind naming and praising the said council? :)
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