On Saturday the 19th of March, make:good popped up at Parliament Hill farmers market where they got the chance to speak to a number of residents from Dartmouth Park and surrounding areas. Located in front of the doggy crèche at the entrance to the market, they found out what people love about the area, and what people would like to change. A lot of the residents held strong views on the protection of the heath and the accessibility of the area for cyclists.
After the market the pop up was moved to the bottom of York Rise at the estates by the railway. Although much more quiet than the market, they managed to speak to a number of council tenants. Some of the issues raised included:
Worry about the increasing house prices
Opening up the well loved Dartmouth Arms again
Having more grass on the estate and more green space to play
If you missed the make:good pop up and have something you would like to share about the Dartmouth Park area, please feel free to get in touch with make: good on 0203 735 7629 or email- Diana@make-good.com.
make:good held a pop up event on Whittington Estate on Thursday 10th of March. They spoke a number of residents from the estate and surrounding area, and asked them ‘what do you love about where you live?’
They also talked to residents about any issues or ideas they have about making their community a better place to live. As the pop up took place from 3pm, they got the chance to speak to children coming home from school and found out about their priorities and hopes for the estate and Dartmouth Park. Some of the topics that came up were:
-More for teenagers to do and get involved in
-One of the younger residents suggested opening a sweet shop
-A lot of residents spoke of the importance of community and preserving that community by finding ways in which people can grow as a family but still afford to stay in the area.
make:good will be popping up at Whittington Estate again after Easter and they hope to speak to more of you. You may also contact them on 0203 735 76 29 or email Diana – firstname.lastname@example.org.
make:good will be popping up at Parliament Hill Farmers’ Market on (170 Highgate Rd) on Saturday 19th March from 10-12 then moving around the area, first to The Star pub and then to the York Rise shops. If you see them feel free to stop and share your views about the future of your neighbourhood.
make:good recently popped up at Highgate Library and the HNCC where they asked various library goers ‘What do you love about where you live?’ They spoke to a number of parents who were attending the rhyme time session and toddlers dance and drum classes and heard about the different activities on offer to parents with young children. The residents they spoke to love their community facilities and want to see them retained.
make:good also spoke to residents about existing facilities in the area that they would like to see enhanced or improved in some way and heard suggestions such as:
-Using some of the green spaces to programme activities for teenagers and youth groups in the area
-Improving the 3 Point Park playground facilities by Whittington Estate
-Opening up and offering a range of shops on the ground floor of the Chester Balmor development
make:good will be collecting all the information they hear and putting it towards a report that will inform the Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Plan- a document which will be submitted to the Council, and will be used to express community views on Dartmouth Park, and steer potential future developments..