A new community engagement is launching. The council is inviting residents in Addiscombe East and West to get involved in discussions and workshops around how to address long-standing traffic issues and road safety concerns in their streets.
Working collaboratively with residents’ associations, the council will hold four initial engagement sessions aimed at understanding local concerns, to then identify ideas and solutions to tackle the current high traffic problems on some residential roads in the area.
The dates and locations are:
- Thursday 23 November, 4.30-8.30pm at Clyde Hall (CR0 6SZ)
- Wednesday 29 November, 4.30-8.30pm at Tunstall Primary School (CR0 6TY)
- Thursday 30 November, 4.30-8.30pm at St. Mildred’s Parish Church, small room (CR0 7EB)
- Monday 4 December, 4.30-8.30pm at Croydon Church of the Nazarene (CR0 6PQ)
Following these sessions, the council will work with the local Residents’ Associations to develop a representative group who will then participate in a series of co-design workshops. This group will also feed back to their own community via their websites, and through other means such as leaflets and emails.
More information is available via the council website, which will be updated throughout the process.
“This approach of working collaboratively with the community to address traffic concerns right from the start is an important part of our plans to make sure we are getting Croydon moving in a way that truly meets residents’ needs.
“We have collected lots of data and are working with Transport for London, but that alone cannot be the basis for making traffic decisions – we need to be sure that we have a holistic picture of what is happening on the ground before making changes to the road layout. To do this, we’re listening to our passionate residents and community groups to build trust and co-create design solutions for their streets.
“I really encourage neighbours in Addiscombe to take part in this process and want to thank the local Residents’ Associations for their time and effort to make this community-led approach possible.”
Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon