Thornton Heath Community Action Team was successful in its bid to the People’s Health Trust for a 2 year project called Street Action, which started in June 2017, helping to develop street leaders and teams in 10 identified streets last year plus 10 more this year. The leaders all meet up monthly to share successes and plan activities which will improve their streets.
If you live in one of these roads, keep an eye and ear out for your local Street Action Champion who is helping to transform your neighbourhood:
Beulah Road, Brigstock Road, Brook Road, Buxton Road, Carew Road, Cassland Road, Crowland Road, Ecclesbourne Road, Frant Road, Gilsland Road, Gillett Road, Grange Park Road, Meadow View Road, Melfort Road, Melfort Avenue, Quadrant Road, Woodville Road.
These are some of the actions they are taking:
✓ organise litter-picking days with teams of helpers
✓ report fly-tipping and graffiti to Croydon Council (using contacts leaflet)
✓ report ASB (Anti-Social Behaviour) hotspots
✓ organise weeding & planting activities
✓ consider lobbying the Council for CCTV or one-way traffic to reduce problems
✓ anti-dog fouling measures (spray, posters & leaflets)
✓ deliver The Chronicle (Thornton Heath’s free newspaper) to their street and write articles about the project.
✓ plan a mural or mosaic with residents (see Quadrant and Brook Road photos)
✓ apply for a display of fairy lights for their street at Christmas time
The aim of the project is to break down barriers by uniting people from many different backgrounds to help residents feel safer and more connected.
Read more about our projects here: http://www.thorntonheathchronicle.co.uk/brook-inspires-mosaic-and-mural/
Interested? Please contact us at: