W10 residents group & gardening club update
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W10 residents group
FOR RESIDENTS LIVING IN THE W10 LOCAL AREA January 2010
On Wednesday 2 December residents interested in finding out more about this new group met at
The Sion Manning RC Girls School.
Sean Sibley from Notting Hill Housing gave a brief presentation about what the new group is about and what it can achieve.
Taking residents seriously
Sean said that residents of W10 should be represented – their voice must be taken seriously. Establishing a residents group will help make sure that residents have a say in the provision of housing services, policing, refuse/recycling and other neighbourhood services or issues. It will also give people more influence and power to make changes to their neighbourhood.
Sean also explained that some residents for whatever reason were not able to create or put in the necessary effort to maintain a nice looking front garden.
Love gardening – great ideas
Sean said that he had noticed that some love gardening but do not have a garden to work in. These people had great ideas but nowhere to showcase their talent.
By talking with residents, local business owners, and community organisations we found about 40 people who were interested in either getting involved themselves or in finding out more about the purpose of the new group
£10,000+ per year available
11 residents met at the information evening on a cold wet winter’s night. Once fully set up, the group will be able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year from Notting Hill Housing. Other money may be available from Love Goldbourne (A £30,000 local council initiative over 2 years), B&Q and others.
This money can be used to buy plants, flowers, landscaping materials, expertise, training and to run community events like BBQs or Arts projects.