Meet up – have a chat with neighbours then do some tidying!
Sunday March 17th, 2pm-4pm
If there’s an area of your neighbourhood or street you want to see tackled, we’ll do it together, and make an assessment of other areas to see what further action can be taken.
We’re particularly interested to hear ideas about what should happen with the land behind Chicken Cottage which has been repeatedly fly-tipped.
Hope to see you there!
Meet at the top of Norwood Place. We have litter-pickers and some bags but yard brushes and tools are welcome if you want to bring some. We also have a bag of gloves, but don’t wear your best clothes and feel free to bring your own gloves if you have them!
Our neighbourhood association has been inspired by seeing street art in other cities and online, including Brighton, where otherwise functional and ugly street furniture is turned into an artwork through the use of painted imagery. Some jolly examples can be seen here:
There are approximately 30 particularly ugly looking and dirty concrete bollards at the top of the Norwood Neighbourhood, along Bradford Road/A650. They are designed to prevent pavement parking and act as a slight safety barrier for pedestrians. They are increasingly an eyesore as they get dirtier and the surfaces around them are degrading. They are next to a couple of rows of shops, and the row is in a way, the ‘frontpiece’ of the Norwood Neighbourhood area.
The pavement surfaces by some of the shops are also degraded and need some thought and attention. We’d like to review these two things as a community group, come up with some proposals for future work and directly act to beautify the bollards using paint and colour with the help of a local artist.
We would like this to be a consultative process with a survey being produced for residents to seek their views and for an artist to facilitate a public workshop to produce some designs with input from residents and local businesses.