Crofton Park

Neighbourhood Forum Newsletter

Hello everyone!

We hope you've all had a lovely summer. We are back after the summer break with an update for you on where we are at with the development of the plan.
 
Evidence Base Publications

A number of reports have now been produced which summarise all the key findings, including all the ideas and issues you told us about at all the Engagement Events that occured earlier in the year - see our 'Publications' page.  These are summarised into 3 key reports so far - see links below. We would love for you to read them in your own time and let us know if you are aware of further local knowledge which could strengthen the findings.
 
Site Projects

Emerging from the evidence base analysis, a number of ideas for projects have emerged. These are summarised under the 'Projects' page on our website. These involve how we can improve some of our public spaces in the area. We have developed two of these into briefs to now seek funding and make them happen, see details:

    Creating pocket sensory edible community garden (click here to link)
    Creating an improved green chain walking route (click here to  link)


We need your support to develop the ideas further. Please do support our bid for local assembly funds to kick-start the projects. If you'd like to get more involved in seeing these come to fuition, do get in touch with us at hopcroftforum@gmail.com.

Next Steps - Policy Development

We have now issued a tender brief, inviting consultants to help us turn all the key findings into the plan's policies. The responses will be reviewed by the Forum Steering Group and a decision reached with the view of appointing the consultants early November. We are aiming to conclude the work by the end of December 2015. Early 2016, we will come back to you with the draft plan for your views and feedback.
 
Neighbourhood Poetry Competition

We are also pleased to announce the winners of the poetry competition we ran over the summer: Jake Kirner’s excellent ‘Brockley Cemetery’ won first place with William Hatchett’s evocative ‘The Gypsy King Of Forest Hill’ as runner up. We were able to offer vouchers from the newly opened Jones of Brockley. Both poems can be read on our 'News' page.