Big Local SW11 Vision to Action

Big Local SW11 Vision to Action

Draft document – last updated 11/03/14 – this will form the basis of our plan.

“As residents and workers in SW11, we have a long term vision of our community as a place where…

  1. 1.    Everyone has the opportunity and confidence to widen their horizons and to maximise their potential for learning, working and achieving.  (Achieving & Potential)

We heard from our consultations that there was a need to:

  • Provide affordable childcare for working parents
  • Create places to learn new skills
  • Help carers catch up on school work
  • Help with the transition from school to work
  • More help with homework, including spaces for it

So over 10 years we will aim to:

  • See an increased sense of hope and aspiration, leading to flourishing individuals and community

By 2016/17 we will:

  • Pilot a skill sharing club (also exploring the possibility of using an empty catering shop for training space)
  • Support a partner to deliver more after school and homework clubs
  • Fund structured programmes for youth clubs

 

  1. 2.       Everyone feels safe and that they belong. (Safety and wellbeing)

We heard from consultations that there was a need to:

  • Keep people active and fit (particularly elderly)
  • Give breaks for carers and people with disabilities
  • Develop more outdoor activities for young people
  • Create more spaces to sit outside especially for older people walking around
Football game

Football game

So over 10 years we will aim to:

  • Develop an all age programme of activities throughout the BLSW11 area using outdoor spaces, leading to increased sense of safety , improved spaces and greater community unity
  • See an increased sense of participation for carers and those with disabilities in BLSW11

By 2016/17 we will:

  • Pilot a programme of outdoor activities across the BLSW11 area
  • Support a new community fitness club
  • Develop a programme of participation for carers and disabled

 

  1. 3.       Everyone can have a voice, shape their future and influence the design of space and services in a way that develops ownership. (Influence & ownership)

We heard from our consultations that there was a need to:

  • Develop a voice for people in the community to influence change for themselves
  • Share information with people, there is a lot happening but people don’t necessarily know about it, particularly events or training that could be relevant.  A lot is online and inaccessible.
  • Deal with the issues of dog mess on public areas and general lack of respect for our physical spaces
  • Improve some spaces in the area that feel dark, unsafe and/or depressing

So over 10 years we will aim to:

  • Work with agencies to improve all spaces that are identified as dark, unsafe &/or depressing e.g. railway tunnel, ‘dog mess alley’
  • Ensure people in our community are informed of things that affect them and have a way to respond, whether planning applications or groups and clubs available to them
  • Work with people to increase respect & care of the area and its people.

By 2016/17 we will:

  • Develop a network of ‘community connectors’ for 2 way information sharing
  • Continue to lobby for improvements to the railway tunnel
  • Identify local spaces that need improving
  • Use positive messaging to encourage dog owners to pick up mess and ensure there are enough bins and bags to help with this.

 

  1. 4.       We all have the opportunity to meet and interact across the wider community, to learn and belong. (Community & belonging)

We heard from our consultations that there was a need to:

  • Develop more informal community connections for support
  • Tackle loneliness and isolation
  • Support young people with neutral mentors
  • Create connection between the many different groups within the community – ethnicity, financial, religious etc

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So over 10 years we will aim to:

  • Create an environment where all individuals can come together on common ground; to share skills, values and contribute towards a cohesive community.

By 2016/17 we will:

  • Develop a mentoring service for young people
  • Extend sheltered housing intergenerational events – musical, coffee, IT and bring in others
  • Support the telling of local stories
  • Organise London based trips for all ages, particularly in school holidays
  • Work with partners to deliver a local art show

We’re committed to work in partnership to make this happen over the next 10 years and be sustainable for even longer.”

 

So over 10 years we will aim to:

  • Organise annual sustainable/self-sufficient events that celebrate Big Local, our community and its values.
  • Generate income to ensure continuity and a sustainable legacy for BLSW11

By 2016/17 we will:

  • Organise a Falcon Road Festival
  • Research and evaluate ongoing needs and success of projects to ensure we continue to invest in the things that bring change
  • Employ a part time (or 2 x part-time) community participation/volunteer coordinator (s) to oversee the projects and income generation

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