Following a petition from local Labour councillors and hundreds of local residents, the Mayor of London granted £5m to transform the one-way system in Tulse Hill. Officers secured an additional £2m to improve Norwood Road.
We believe that local people and businesses are best placed to make decisions about how to improve their neighbourhood, so Cllr Anna Birley has been working to ensure the project is led by the local community. StreetWorks was therefore set up to create a partnership between the Norwood Forum, the Tulse Hill Forum, local councillors, residents and businesses, Lambeth Council and Transport for London. The budget for community engagement has been devolved to StreetWorks and the community chose the design consultants to support the project.
To ensure as many people as possible can have their say, we have organised a series of co-design workshops. These are a forum for local people and businesses to feed in ideas and suggestions, and to choose the final scheme design.
The first StreetWorks co-design workshop was last Tuesday and it was a huge success! With 50 people attending, the discussions were lively and constructive. Updates will be posted to www.streetworks.london – you can also post further ideas on the online forum and find out how to get more involved.
The next workshops are –
13 October 2015
10 November 2015
8 December 2015
– all at 6.30-8.30pm at the Salvation Army Hall on Norwood Road.
We’ve written a web brief and budget with the local community – if you think you have something to offer, please come along to our Web Speed Dating event on Thursday 25th June 4-6pm at the James Wilson Coffee Shop.
Why speed dating?
We want to do something fun and informal where you can meet the people who will be purchasing and using the website – so that they can ask you questions and listen to your brilliant ideas.
Members of the project group will be on hand so that you can have a short discussion with each. They’ll be listening out for approaches and ideas that impress them and that will help us to decide a local web design and develop partner.
Please let us know if you can make it here. And if there’s anything you’re unsure about, get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org or @annamayb
On Monday, 16 February between 3:30 – 6:30pm there is a FREE Confidence Building workshop that you are invited to register for.
This interactive workshop focuses on anti-bullying, child protection, anger management and peer mentoring and is delivered through a series of role plays, games and movie clips. The aim is to equip you, as a parent or carer, with life skills and provides you with practical ‘step by step’ techniques to reduce bullying or anger to which your child may be exposed, be it in school, via internet or friendship groups. It is designed to help you understand how you, as a parent or carer, can help your child confront and overcome this type of behaviour.
If you are interested in taking part, please register by contact the telephone numbers below by Monday 9 February. The venue is High Tress CDT, 220 Upper Tulse Hill, SW2 2NS