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Sunday, 1 July 2012

The 1st Cazenove Ward Forum - A BIG THANK YOU.

Dear Residents;

Thank you so much for joining us at the first Ward forum on the 21st June at Jubilee School, we enjoyed meeting you all; and we share your passion for Cazenove.  Our hope is that our ward forums will grow and enable us, as a community, to improve how we work and live together.

We have captured some of the key actions, and thoughts for the future, from the meeting.  We will let you know how we are progressing on them before we meet again and do let us know if there is anything we have missed.

Kind regards,

Councillor Dawood-Ebrahim Akhoon
Councillor Abraham Jacobson
Councillor Ian David Sharer

Meeting Actions

1 - Cleaner Cazenove

Immediate actions

·       Councillors to talk to shop owners on Oldhill Street regarding their bins, can we do anything simply locally to improve how these are managed?
·       Council officer to investigate funding opportunities for street scene, with a mind to improving bin storage facilities.

Longer term considerations

·       Communicating recycling.  What can be recycled? when is it collected? don’t put your bags out early, what are the council contact numbers?  Could this all be put on a fridge magnet?
·       Improve communities knowledge and appreciation of our street cleaners, who are they? Do we have the same ones all the time? can we thank them? How can we help them?

2 - Celebrating our diversity in Cazenove

Immediate actions

·       Councillors to meet with local Imam at North London Mosque regarding Ramadan, and discuss ensuring that considerations for neighbours, particularly before and after prayers, are incorporated into the sermon.  But also making sure that residents are aware of the dates of key events, such as Laylat al-Qadr.  Participants at the ward forum were keen not only to be aware of the dates, but also to understand the meaning of the event and share it as a community.

Longer term considerations

·       There are many events across the cultures in the ward, most of which are quiet and peaceful.  But in all communities there are key celebrations and times of the year, not all of them religious, which can, sometimes cause noise.  It would be good to focus a community event on better understanding of these times, and celebrate them together.  Participants at the forum were keen on the idea of a shared calendar.

3 - Street Safety

As a community you were also concerned about street safety.  #

Immediate Actions

Councillors to join residents in a walk of Cazenove Road to looking at the speeding issues, and investigate why street signs, warnings, and enforcement were at different levels to other areas.

Longer term considerations

There were particular concerns about some of the changes to the Transport for London crossings and safety barriers, we have already discussed these with the lead member; and we will feed back on progress at later meetings.

4 - Other information

Co-mingling paper. 

Link to Sustainable Hackney

Ward website link