Ideas To Improve Our Neighbourhood

Great turnout to our meeting on Friday about ideas to improve our streets. Thanks to everyone attending and those who posted ideas via email and facebook.

The ideas discussed were;

Tree Planting – Two trees to be planted in Bradley Road to replace the ones that died there.

Pavement Planters – Where there is space on pavements  – eg. Junction of Ringslade Road and Cumberland – to brighten up the area. Also mini planters around the base of roadside trees.

 

 

 

Decorated Junction Boxes – Brightening up those dreary green junction boxes with brightly coloured stencils.

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Litter Pickers – So we can organise our own ‘street ‘clean-up’ days

Book Swap Box – Our own neighbourhood Book Swap Box sited on one of our streets.

 

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Decorative Street Signs – Street signs with local logo or decoration on them.

 

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Street Mural – Maybe a long-term aim given the need to find site and get design approved  – could really make a difference locally.

Community Garden – Bid to take over small garden area at the side of Wood Green Works and improve its appearance.

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Meeting – Ideas To Improve Our Streets

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We had a really good response to the shout out for ideas to improve our streets by applying to the council fund.
Suggestions included more trees – especially on Bradley Road – planters on the pavement which could double up as bike racks (see pic below) and murals on some of the ends of terraces (maybe done by the artists in Wood Green Works).
Abs at Cafe Corso has kindly offered the cafe as a meeting place to discuss the ideas  – next Friday, 1st February @ 5pm. Come along and if you can’t make it email us your thoughts/comments.

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/what-you-can-do/change-your-street/13-things-you-can-do-your-community-improve-your-street

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Ideas To Improve Our Neighbourhood!

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Our ward councillors have a small budget – £9500 – which they can draw on to make recommendations for ideas that improve and brighten up local neighbourhoods. The details are here …
The sort of projects that are covered are things like the planting of trees, community gardens, neighbourhood events. It would be great if we could come up with some ideas and make a bid for the funds. The deadline is the end of February.
Let us know what you think and we can get the process underway.

RCRA XMAS SOCIAL

The Railway Cottages Residents Association Xmas Social

Date – Friday 21st December 
 
Venue – Wood Green Social Club, 3-4 Stuart Cres, Wood Green, London N22 5NJ
 
Time – 6.00 onwards
Come and join us for the RCRA Xmas Social!
There’s a bar at the Social Club for drinks and it would be great if everyone could bring along some xmas food or snacks.

We’d love for as many young ones to be there so we’ve arranged a special pre-Christmas visit of Santa early on in the evening. So for those coming with children if you’d like to bring a small wrapped present (maybe an upper limit of £5) – we’ll make sure it goes in Santa’s sack.

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Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

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On the ‘Council Plans and Documents’ page are two campaign guides from the London Cycling Campaign about LOW TRAFFIC NEIGHBOURHOODS – what they are, how to campaign for them and some mythbusters about what happens to traffic if you block a rat run. If you’ve got the time they make interesting reading – they’re a useful guide for residents and local policy makers.

SUMMER STREET PARTY!

The annual Cumberland/Ringslade/Warberry/Leverton Bradley SUMMER STREET PARTY

Join us at the top of Warberry Road on Saturday 14th July at 3pm

Setting up from 2pm…all help appreciated!

Please do not park at the top of Warberry Road on the day.

Please bring a bottle and a dish to share or something to pop on the BBQ, tables, chairs and a gazebo if you have one.

There will also be a TOMBOLA to raise money for our local charity KAOS. Any good quality items you wish to donate for this can be left with Sharon and Sue at 13 Cumberland Road, by Thursday 12th July, if possible.

Any questions? Please speak to:

Tania at 2 Cumberland Road or

Cathy at 44 Warberry Road or

Mary at 40 Warberry Road or

Lisa at 36 Ringslade Road

Wednesday 20th June – Meeting

We have a meeting with our local councillor  Pete Mitchell on Wednesday 20th June  @ 7.30pmThe venue is Committee Room 8, The Civic Centre (top floor). Everybody welcome.
The meeting is to let him know our thoughts about the Wood Green Area Action Plan, the opening up of the ‘pathway’ at the back of Cumberland/Bradley/Wolseley, parking issues & any other local concerns members have.