Debate hots up in Scotland Street

Simon from Scotland Street sent us a copy of his response to a leaflet that has been distributed to many local houses: “Dear George Thank you for the letter which you posted along my street giving your views on the proposed parking scheme for the area. I have to say that I disagree with your…

How can businesses and residents become better neighbours?

Simon from Islingword place sent in these pictures of cars obstructing the corner of Islingword Place and Islingword Road, parking on double-yellow lines, double-parking on the opposite side of Islingword Road, and dangerously blocking the narrow entrance to Islingword Place. This is a regular occurrence in the late afternoon/early evening, because there is nowhere safe…

Say yes to residents’ parking!

Our narrow streets can’t cope with a parking free-for-all. A residents’ parking scheme would be better for everyone: Better for drivers – no need to circle the area for ages looking for a parking spot. Community surveys have shown there will be enough spaces for residents to park. Better for kids – quieter, emptier streets,…

Remember when our streets were community spaces?

Not that long ago, Hanover was a place where a whole street could easily be cleared for a street party. Even ten to fifteen years ago, Washington and Coleman Streets were regularly clear of cars for the annual Hanover Day celebration. The community was never consulted on the shift from streets as communal spaces to…

Belgrave Street poster

Ian in Belgrave Street has made this striking poster to encourage his neighbours to vote in the consultation. You can download a copy of the Belgrave Street poster as a PDF here. The text on the back reads: Please consider the following: Your vote counts – each household has one vote whether or not you have…