Murals, mosaics, and flower planters on lamp posts are just three of the projects coming to a street near you!
Thornton Heath Community Action Team’s Street Action Project funded by the People’s Health Trust has lots of events planned for the months of May and June.
* Melfort Road residents are organising a street clean–up on Saturday May 5 so if this is your road then join in!
* Brook Road Street Action leaders are going to involve residents in a community mosaic in an attempt to brighten the street and also reduce the level of anti-social activity.
One of the businesses has given their consent to use the side wall of their shop to put up a mural or a mosaic.
Discussions so far have included showing images of the diversity of the community, using an image of Norbury Brook and other representations which reflect the environment.
Further consultation will take place with residents after a draft design has been provided by the artist Grace.
*Quadrant Road Project Leaders and their community are well ahead with their mural designed by the residents. It will feature words such as: tolerance, community, proud, inclusive, multi-cutural, home, accepting and neighbourhood.
Keep your eyes peeled and join in.
The group even prints and distributes its own newsletter so you can’t say you don’t know what’s going on!
* Thirsk Road is ahead of the pack with several projects taking off all at once. A huge number of residents have responded to the call to arms made by the two Street Action leaders in this road and with the permission of Skanska, they can now go ahead with installing several flower planters on the lamp posts.
Hilary Friends, project member said: ”We are very happy that this has brought residents in our road together and the planters will brighten up our environment.”
Residents turned litter picker volunteers are active and their numbers are growing with the new Big Belly Bin at the bottom of the road arriving at the perfect time!
Many of the residents in the streets involved in the project are also reporting fly-tipping incidents quickly and effectively to the Council hotlines.
The owners of dogs fouling the pavement are challenged and the mess left behind is highlighted in fluorescent green or red if it is not picked up in a plastic bag.
The Thornton Heath Chronicle is delivered by project participants every month. In May work will start on recruiting the next 10 streets to join the project.
This will coincide with T hornton Heath In Bloom competition.
*The next Thornton Heath Community Action Team meeting is being held on Tuesday May 15 from 7pm to 8.30pm.
All are welcome to attend the meetings and get involved in local action in Thornton Heath. For more information visit www.thorntonheath.net or email