Following the Streets for People survey in the summer, we are pleased to announce that a funding bid to Camden Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy fund was successful and we now are able to start some work to explore the community’s views in more depth.
Following a competitive tender process, urban design and transport practice Urban Movement have been appointed to undertake this work. They have extensive experience of working with communities to build consensus and co-design projects, with the added bonus of local knowledge that should stand them in good stead for the project.
Over the coming months they will be engaging with residents, businesses, schools and local politicians to hear all views and gather ideas to agree how we may address the traffic and streetscape issues in the area in and around Dartmouth Park. To this end, Urban Movement will be contacting businesses directly to gain their input, and are meeting with schools and politicians on a one-to-one basis (remotely) to understand their concerns and hear their ideas.
A key part of the project is the need for a forum for people to have their views heard, and we are pleased to announce two online Community Conversations in January 2021:
Because of the current COVID-19 restrictions these conversations will be held online (via Zoom) and are designed to be forums for people to air their views and work together towards developing solutions. They will be identical, so please only attend one to ensure that everyone who wishes to participate is able to. All are welcome to attend, but you must register in advance to ensure you have a spot.
If you know someone who does not have access to the internet but would like to contribute, please send their details to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make contact.
After the conversations have taken place, Urban Movement will take the views and solutions put forward and develop a ‘design brief’ with possible solutions, which will be published here for all to see. Following this, a final Ideas Workshop will be held online in February 2021 (date TBC) where everyone will be invited to comment on the brief and collaboratively develop proposals in a similar forum to the community conversations.