All residents and businesses in Kingston’s Norbiton Ward were leafleted and invited to attend a public meeting on 10 June 2012 at the Kingsmeadow Stadium. (Agenda).
The event was part of the One Norbiton project, one of thirteen pilots around the country set up under the Government’s localism agenda, to give people more say in how local services are run.
One of the organisers of the event, local resident, Davinder Lail, said
“So far a small group of local people have been working with the Council and others to get the project off the ground. Now we need to get the ideas and involvement of many more residents so that we can work together on the things which people really want to see improved in Norbiton. Those things could include better housing, cleaner streets, more opportunities for young people and so on.”
Attendees at the event had the chance to learn more about the project and feed in their views on what would most improve their quality of life. There was also an excellent presentation about the pioneering work of the residents of Balsall Heath in Birmingham, who transformed their neighbourhood into one of the most attractive parts of the city. See a description of their progress here.
The event was held from 1.30pm on Sunday 10 June in the Fans’ Bar, Kingsmeadow Stadium, Jack Goodchild Way, 422a Kingston Road, Norbiton. Read the minutes of the meeting here, and feedback summaries here and here. Summaries and photos are available here.
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Welcome to One Norbiton, the community group for local residents and businesses in the Norbiton area of Kingston-Upon-Thames to come together and improve the quality of life in our neighbourhood.
Our aim is to work with the local Council, other organisations and community groups to target funding and resources at improving the things which really matter to the people of Norbiton. For one view of how we can achieve this click here.
We want to hear from as many people as possible in Norbiton about the things which would really improve your quality of life. [Click here to tell us your views.]
Anyone who lives or works in Norbiton or has an interest in the area is welcome to join us. The more people who are involved, the more influence and resource we will have to really get things done. [Click here to find out how to get involved.]
Progress so far
Over the past year we’ve held workshops and surveys to identify the main priorities for local people. These have included things ranging from cleaner streets to improved housing, reduced crime and more opportunities for young people.
We’ve set up specific groups to take forward ideas for improving those things. [Click here to find out more about the work of those groups.]
Current activities and forthcoming events
We have sent a mail out to all the households in Norbiton asking people for their priorities for improving life in the area [click here to give us your views]. We’ve also invited a randomly selected group of households to join a panel to give us more frequent feedback about ideas to improve Norbiton. [Click here for an example of the leaflet being sent out.] Our DATA PROTECTION REGISTRY ENTRY is Z176174X.
One Norbiton is a pilot initiative established in 2010 by the Government and the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames to give people greater influence over local services. We are primarily made up of local residents and businesses, with input from the police, council officials and other professionals. [You can find out more about the group by clicking here]
A public Meeting was held on Tuesday, 13th November 2012 at 6.30pm at Piper Hall.The purpose of the meeting was to elect Officers and Directors of the ‘One Norbiton’ Company and to update the community on current progress. The newly elected chair Mike D’Souza showed a Powerpoint presentation entitled One Norbiton Past, Present and Future.
If you have a project which may need funding please check out the Community First document here.
OneNorbiton is sponsoring a Norbiton wide competition, The Rainbow Games, so please look at the details here and prepare to get involved.
People of Norbiton were invited to have a say in improving their neighbourhood.