In June 2017 Thornton Heath Community Action Team was successful in its bid to the People’s Health Trust for a 2 year project called Street Action, helping to develop street leaders and teams in 10 identified streets this year plus 10 more next year. The leaders all meet up monthly to share successes and plan activities which will improve their streets.
Look out! A Street Action Champion is working in your street...
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:
Boswell Road, Brook Road, Bensham Manor Road, Crowland Road, Gilsland Road, Gillett Road, Kynaston Avenue, Melfort Road, Melfort Avenue, Quadrant Road.
These are some of the actions they are taking:
✓ mending fences
✓ preparing for a shared bulky waste collection
✓ asking tenants to contact their landlords requesting
✓ improvements to the property
✓ high-rise tenants are considering helping to re-instate an overgrown vegetable plot in nearby sheltered housing for the elderly
asking neighbours to litter pick in front of their own properties
✓ getting to know their neighbours and what their priorities are for the street
✓ reporting ASB (Anti-Social Behaviour) hotspots
✓ talking to local Councillors and arranging a joint meeting with the police
✓ considering lobbying the Council for CCTV
✓ supporting THCAT (Thornton Heath Community Action Team) action days and social events
✓ delivering The Chronicle (Thornton Heath’s free newspaper) to their street and writing articles about the project.
✓ planning for street art to help stop fly tipping
✓ looking into fairy lights for their street
Please give them all the support you can! If you would like to join the teams and/or can commit to a monthly informal meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org