We're organising an evening to encourage discussion on the scheme, and to show why we support Option 1. You might already by sold on the benefits of Option 1, still weighing up the options, or support another option - if you are keen to discuss constructively please join us.
We will show short films that show examples of where similar schemes have worked successfully (often after sharp disagreements over whether they were needed). We also have a fantastic panel who will give their opinions, and a chance for you to ask questions and have discussion. Confirmed speakers include Claudia Draper (Hackney Play Association), Andrew Gilligan (Boris' Cycling Commissioner), Dr. Rachel Aldred, Senior Lecturer in Transport at the University of Westminster, and Paul Gasson who has worked tirelessly on improvements to streets in Walthamstow.
Tuesday 2nd Feb, 7-9pm, at St Michael's and All Angels Church Hall, Lansdowne Drive, E8 3ER.
Hackney Play Association have announced that they support Option 1. Hackney Play Association supports residents to run play streets across Hackney, and they do great things to make our streets nicer as this clip shows. Up with this kind of thing!
So, the consultation papers arrived on residents' doormats this morning, and so begins a three month period of encouraging residents to complete their responses. If a scheme is then implemented, it would be on a three month trial period.
We've updated the website in response to the information set out in the consultation papers and have set out our views on the various options. As previously stated, Option 1 is our preferred option and the option that we think would bring the greatest net benefit to the area, and to the greatest number of people.
We'll update the site as discussion and debate takes place. For example, there may be some changes to Option 1 that would be worthwhile analysing further such as the precise location of some of the filters. During the consultation period and the trial period we will be keen to discuss opinions with as many residents as possible and we know that many will have diverse views. Here's to a busy and interesting 2016!
We are a group of local residents who walk, drive and cycle. We support Hackney's traffic and pollution reduction plans. We firmly believe this scheme will help make London Fields a better place to live. We look forward to working with all of our neighbours and the council to make this scheme a success.