Croydon launches community engagement sessions on Healthy Neighbourhood schemes in February and March

Residents are invited to attend drop-in sessions to offer their views on the council’s Croydon Healthy Neighbourhood (CHN) schemes.

The seven trial CHNs aim to improve the quality of the environment by addressing calls for safer streets that are more pleasant places to walk and cycle.

In August, the council made improvements to the original schemes put in place during the pandemic, to open many of the roads to residents living within the schemes, as well as those needing to make essential journeys, such as emergency services.

These improved schemes are running under a trial order for 18 months, where they are currently collecting monitoring data. The drop-in engagement sessions are a key part of the trial process to understand whether they are achieving their intended goals and gather feedback from locals on how they could be improved.

The sessions will run from 5.00pm – 8.00pm, dates and locations are:

  • 8 and 9 February – Dalmally, Elmers, and Kemerton Roads (Addiscombe)
    Woodside Primary School, Morland Rd, CR0 6NF
  • 15 and 16 February – Holmesdale Road (South Norwood)
    Stanley Arts Café, 12 South Norwood Hill, SW25 6AB
  • 20 and 22 February – Albert Road (South Norwood)
    St Mark’s Church, Albert Rd, South Norwood, SE25 4JE
  • 2 and 6 March – Broad Green (including Sutherland Road)
    Broad Green Library, 89 Canterbury Rd CR0 3HA

Anyone interested in attending can drop by within the open hours to take part.

In addition, ‘Street audit’ walking tours, guided by council officers will take place following the above sessions, to provide more context and point out areas for feedback.

Those who are unable to attend in person are welcome to submit their feedback via the council website, where they can also learn more about the schemes. Further information on the CHNs and the drop-in sessions can also be found here.

Jason Perry

“I have been clear from the start that we have to listen to residents when it comes to these schemes. Hosting these sessions means we are now offering an important opportunity to go beyond surveys and work with the community, in the community.

“Taking part allows us to understand your views and how to achieve our goals of reducing rat-running and making streets better places to walk and cycle, while making sure those who need to make essential car journeys are able to do so. I hope to see as many of you at these sessions as possible as we really welcome your perspectives.”

Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon

2023-02-03T15:27:57+00:00 February 3rd, 2023|Recent news|