February meeting

TUESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY, 7-8.30PM, over 30 of us stepped out to take action, to develop a plan for improving our area in the year ahead. My thanks to all those who turned out.

Below follows key areas of and key contacts to support us take responsibility, take pride and take action to improve our area:

What's next? Join an action team and make our ideas a reality...

1. STREETS - contact - gaetanegjones@gmail.com & peterlawrence@ymail.com - if you would like to become involved 
Key Areas of work:

  • Recruit and map location of interested members to identify new street champions (target 20 roads) and ensure effective acccountability for out streets
  • Implment  hotspot to beauty spot solutions; street art improvements and traffic-calming measures.
  • Thornton Heath in Bloom Competition 2017 to improve pride and care for our local streets and front gardens

2. PARKS  - contact - jamieaudsley@gmail.com & mohammedmir36@yahoo.co.uk - if you would like to become involved 

Key Areas of work:

  • Recruit - park champions; dog owners; footballers; schools - park users who will hold our green spaces to account
  • Inspect  - plan for a) holding current things to account b) vision for future 
  • Co-ordinate  activities across our parks to maximise efforts and resources
  • Devolve contracts & make better use of our assets - planning phase next 6 months 

3. HIGH STREET - contact andrea@pollysperennials.co.uk - if you would like to become involved 

  • Target empty premises and recruit new businesses 
  • Form a group to take forward the street market project
  • Techcity and Arts hub. The empty Elysium shop on the Ambassador House forecourt has been identified as a possible location for this. This could be an amazing opportunity to create a facility for  the community and run by the community.
  • Lobby Tesco to update and refurbish its Thornton Heath store
  • Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour more visible policing through co-ordinating of local resources  & introduction of a business watch scheme so that neighbouring shops can report issues

Look forward to seeing you for the action soon and keep in touch via our local Thornton Heath Action team facebook page and website http://thorntonheath.net/ 

All best wishes and don't hesitate to be in touch with ideas or suggestions for action.

Linda and the rest of the action team

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The Thornton Heath Community Action Team's next meeting will be held on TUESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY, 7-8.30PM.  We are very grateful to the Salvation Army who have agreed to host us once again at their premises at 66 Thornton Heath High Street.

If there are any items you would like included in the Agenda please forward them by email to action@thorntonheath.net by Monday 20th February 2017.