Sunday, April 19, 2009

Come along and help improve Ladywell ward

Just a quick reminder that the next meeting of the Ladywell Assembly is going to take place this Monday, 20 April from 7-9pm in the modern science block of Prendergast School on Adelaide Avenue. The Assembly is open to anyone who lives, works or studies in the ward – this covers a much larger area than Ladywell village: roughly from some streets North of Loampit Hill to Dressington Avenue in the South, from a stretch of Brockley Road and Tyrwhitt Road to Marsala Road.

The main focus of the meeting will be to move forward improvements in the area regarding local shops, streetscape and environment, youth and community facilities, anti-social behaviour and crime, and the Playtower. In groups focusing on one of these priorities each we are first going to get an update on current projects - a large number of these were developed from ideas brought up at earlier assemblies -, such as plans to improve Ladywell Road, youth provision, ideas around empty shops and initial schemes for the Playtower. Based on this, there will be further work in the groups about how the funding specifically available for Ladywell ward (£50k from the Mayor’s Fund, in addition to the £10k Locality Fund) can best be spent to ensure further improvements can be achieved this year.

We will also have the popular Community Updates with information about what's happening in the area and information about the Energy Action Zone (EAZ), a Council scheme that is now being rolled out in Ladywell with advice on how to improve the energy efficiency of homes and reduce energy costs.

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