This article on the Conversation has an excellent discussion of the views that children may have on their urban environment.
This is backed up in a fascinating TED Talk by Mara Mintzer:
A retail experience like no other opened its doors today in Finsbury Park – the product of Islington Council’s commitment to creating an economy that works with and for local people, building a better Islington in the face of the current global pandemic…. follow the link to the Islington BC website.
Here is one of their posts…
The next forum meeting will be held on Thursday, 20th February at 7:30pm at the Finsbury Park Trust, 225-229 Seven Sisters’ Road, N4 2DA (2nd Green Door via the bookshop).
We have a full agenda starting with a short talk by Henry Peterson the Chair of the St. Quentin & Woodland Neighbourhood Forum in North Kensington (see http://stqw.org/wordpress/). He will outline the experience and obstacles in the creation of a Neighbourhood Plan and will answer questions. Henry also works with Neighbourhood Planners London.
This will be followed by a short election to fill vacancies remaining in the Steering Group. Names of nominees will be sent to members before the meeting.
As part of the forum meeting and Steering Group elections this Wednesday 30th October at 7:30pm, Maggy Meade-King has agreed to give us a short talk on how the Highgate Neighbourhood Forum got to grips with constructing its Neighbourhood Plan, its vision and scope. She was the founding Chair of the Highgate Neighbourhood Forum and is now its Secretary.
The Highgate Neighbourhood Forum started in 2012 and their Neighbourhood Plan was approved in 2017. Their area covers parts of Camden and Haringey. Her talk will be very relevant to us and she is prepared to answer questions. Their website is impressive: https://www.forhighgate.org
Our next Forum Meeting will be on Wednesday 30th October 7:30 at the Finsbury Park Trust.
Chief items will be election of Steering Group (and Treasurer).
Volunteers for Steering Group membership welcome!
After this Forum Meetings will be less frequent (probably every 4 months).