Saturday, March 08, 2008

Public Meeting in Ladywell this Thursday

Like these . . .

but sick of the sight of these?

Public Meeting: Thursday 13th March, 7.30pm, St Mary's Centre, Ladywell Road.

Back in January I posted about an informal meeting I had in Masons with a group of residents keen to set up a new community action group, along the lines of Brockley Cross Action Group, only for Ladywell. Well, things have moved ahead and a public meeting has been organised for this Thursday, 13th March, 7.30pm, in St Mary's Centre. Hopefully you have seen the posters in shops.

You may also have been given a survey at the train station or in one of the shops. This is the first project the group is doing - a bit of market research to find out what local people think of the area and how they think things could be improved. The results will be analysed and fed back to local businesses, the Council and local people. So if you've got one still in your coat pocket or somewhere, please take a few moments to fill it in and drop it in one of the 'post boxes' in Masons, the train station, the post office, Ladywell DIY, Top to Toe, the drycleaners or the chemist before next Thursday.

I'm delighted this group is forming and encouraged by the buzz it is creating in the local area. Hopefully there will be a good turnout on Thursday. Things won't be transformed overnight, but I think there is great potential for an active community group to work with the Council and local businesses to improve things on and around Ladywell Road. The name and aims of the group have all still to be decided at the meeting on Thursday, but for now it is being called Ladywell Village Action Group.

There is a (currently small) Facebook group and a (slightly larger) e-mail group.
Hope to see you there on Thursday.

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