The Kenley Community Plan team presented an update session at the Kenley Memorial Hall on September 11th followed by another at the Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church on the 12th.
The main part of the presentation consisted of a set of boards showing a summary of their findings during the consultation throughout the Spring and Summer. This comprised an analysis of the answers to questions such as ‘what do you like about living in Kenley?’ and ‘how could Kenley be improved?’. Key areas of interest were identified, as follows:
- youth and community
- transport and streetscape
- greening and local green space
- health, sport and wellbeing
- community safety and waste services
- jobs and training
The issues and areas of improvement for each are presented in the full slide pack, which can be viewed here (11MB PDF file).
These key areas have been used to identify potential projects for further investment. The data collated by the Community Plan consultation will be used to support applications for funds from the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund. Such applications will be in a pool from councils all across London, so they are by no means a definite, but Croydon are hopeful that the involvement of the local community during the consultation period will put those applications in a good position. Potential projects identified so far are:
- community accessible transport
- improving green links
- improvements for the Kenley Memorial Hall
- initiatives for the Godstone Road shopping parade
- improvements for the public space in front of the Godstone Road shopping parade
- expansion of activities at the Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church
- improvements for the public space at the Old Lodge Lane shopping parade
- restructuring to give access to the New Valley Primary School playing fields outside of school hours
Each of these can be viewed in more detail in the GGF slide pack, viewable here (15Mb PDF file).
The team will be completing a final detailed analysis of all the feedback to be included in the draft Kenley Community Plan. This draft will be published for public comment later in October and a final Plan will be published in early 2020. The Kenley Community Plan page on Croydon Council’s website will be updated regularly so you can keep in touch with progress.
You still have the opportunity to get back to the team by contacting them on their email address firstname.lastname@example.org to provide feedback on areas which have not been considered or even if you spot factual errors on the current material.