“Pocket Park” Meeting/Action – Sunday 20th from 11am

Howdy Neighbours,

Clifton Place / Back of Bargrange and Norwoods all invited

We’ve recently won a £500 bursary to improve the back streets of Clifton Place, this is on top of a grant for a community garden space behind Chicken Cottage/Norwood Ave

You might have seen our initial community day where we make an excellent start clearing up a few areas. And our next “day of action” is this Sunday (20th) where we will be out and about from about 11 (meeting back Clifton Place).

We’ve got a few ideas on how the spend the money but need your input… so please pop out and see us, give us your ideas and if you have time lend a hand.

If you can’t make it, there will be lots of other ways to help coming soon…..

E-mail us or get us through Facebook if you want to – if you want to be added to our ‘action’ WhatsApp group, send your mobile number too.

Sunday 6th October – Work Party – Back Clifton Place/Bargrange

Sunday is a “work party” starting at 11am and carrying on through the afternoon. Do pop along and join us at any point even if you can’t make the start. It’s primarily being driven by residents of Clifton Place but others are welcome to join us and find out what’s going on/join in with ideas about what could improve our neighbourhood.

We’ve recently received a small grant of £500 to improve the back street of Clifton Place where it borders on Bargrange Av. with the help of local councillor Vick Jenkins.

Fellow resident Alex has illustrated some awesome ideas that we can all help with.

Sample of Alex’s notes on OS Map of our street

It’s a day of action with a range of tasks for all. The main aim is to clear back certain bits and see what we’ve got. In the afternoon – We’ve got some maps to help with getting ideas down about what it could be like.

Oh and did we mention CAKE and maybe samosas?!

Progress on rear of Chicken Cottage area



We’ve had progress on the mess round the back of Chicken Cottage. The Council has done a one-off clearance of the area next to the Garage.

We need to thank a great new street warden called Nicola who is totally on it and wants to help do clearance of the vegetation too. Paula Truman, area warden who is always helpful and helped push and in the end Damian, the Area Coordinator just said they guys had to take the stuff.

Also would like to thank our Cllrs Kevin Warnes and Vick Jenkins for their continued persistence on this issue.

With Vick’s help, we’ve also put a bid in for some funding to turn the area into a more pleasant green space. Hopefully this will be a longer term solution.

We’re planning a neighbourhood clean-up for Sunday 17th of March as well, so get your sleeves rolled up and put that in the calendar 

If anyone knows people in the businesses that front the still rather messy yard, or can help by clearing up the bin-bags and building waste by the side of Number 12 – please talk to them.