THIS THE LETTER WE HAVE SENT TO THE COUNCIL SAYING NO TO A STREET NOTICEBOARD
Dear Andrea, Village Ward Councillors
We are writing to you about the award of Cleaner, Greener, Safer funds to erect a noticeboard at the junction of Turney Road, SE21 and Burbage Road SE24/SE21.
We regret to inform you that after careful consideration by both committees of the noticeboard options we have decided jointly that we no longer wish to proceed with the project and we felt that you should be made aware of this as soon as possible.
Since we first made the decision to bid for a noticeboard, we have made great strides to improve the communications to our residents by ensuring they provide us with an email address either their own or a relative/close friend who can print a copy of our newsletters for them. We have also advertised the services of the Dulwich Helpline and the local library who can assist with getting people online to those who need help, and individual committee members are ensuring that key messages are passed on to our more vulnerable residents. Both roads have received very positive feedback about our email newsletters and residents are keen for us to develop these. We have also created a prototype web site for both roads which we plan to launch shortly. We are starting to use local online message boards like the “West Dulwich Forum”. A further point is that the proposed physical site for the noticeboard at Burbage Circus is no longer considered suitable. There are concerns that the noticeboard would block pedestrian or driver views, will add to street clutter and be a target for vandalism. It has been noted that noticeboards work much better in areas of greater footfall in Herne Hill and Dulwich Village shopping parades.
In the circumstances we do not feel we can justify the deployment of council funds on this project and request that the funds be deployed elsewhere on Village Ward projects.
Andrea – thank you for the time and effort you have put into helping us with the selection, and Councillors – thank you once again for giving our project due consideration, and for all the help and support you give our two roads. We apologise to you all for any inconvenience as a result of this decision.
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