On Friday 12th January, the residents of the Malden Manor community group attended a 3 hour self-evaluation workshop at Kingston environment centre, with the following aims:
- reflect on their achievements so far
- consider changes they want to make going forward
- consider how they will know if they are successful
7 wonderful community activists came, plus one littl’un who played lego in the corner!
They discussed the following things they want to see in Malden Manor, do you agree?
- Improved social connections locally.
- Increasing community activity and involvement.
- More for children and young people to do locally, closer to home.
- More space and opportunity for recreation and socialising.
- Improved seating in the local area.
- Improved community safety and freedom.
- The feel of a community, making the area more like a village (like Albert Square in EastEnders).
- Improved natural environment for both wildlife and for the community to appreciate and use/not abuse.
- More inviting green spaces.
- More enjoyment of local environment.
- More community awareness of local environment.
- More wildlife friendly green spaces.
- More people walking and cycling.
- Quieter roads and reduced parking, carbon emissions, pollution and traffic.
Lucy (project coordinator) gave an impromptu interview on Kingston Green Radio about it afterwards, putting Malden Manor on the map…..