NEIGHBOURS……EVERYBODY NEEDS GOOD CRYSTAL PALACE NEIGHBOURS…..
Would you like to help create a Neighbourhood Plan for Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood?
You are invited to the Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood Forum meeting, to be held at Upper Norwood Joint Library / Community Hub at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 15th November where we will present the progress made so far, and would like to talk to you about how we can go forward.
We have funding to launch a new community website and training to help with local engagement. We have managed to cover the costs for leafleting 16,000 local households to launch the idea, with some business sponsors already happy to assist with this.
The website will act as a portal for neighbourhood planning and community projects, with an online directory for businesses and groups. We also have support in 2016 with students of University College London (UCL) helping us with gathering data.
The forum idea was begun by our friend Robbie Gibson and myself back in 2013, and over 2014/15 we progressed the idea, including holding local meetings, walking almost everywhere and meeting local people and groups.
We discovered there is strong identification for Upper Norwood, and also for Crystal Palace. But, impossible to say where one starts or the other ends, so the area was chosen as Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood.
We hope with this idea for better joined up and more locally engaging neighbourhood planning can be taken forward, but none of this can happen without getting more people involved.
We would like to continue Robbie’s hard work in getting us this far and honour his drive and aspiration for the people of Crystal Palace. This is our chance to still make this happen.
To get really going we need people to help, and we are now looking for people:
· Who are willing to be trained or support the local community engagement; and
· Who have Communications and Marketing skills – to help with promoting and content and Mailchimp (or similar);
This forum is there to build on all the work and achievement of groups and individuals.
Please let us know your thoughts – and if you can help. (Source: CP Neighbours / Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood Forum )