A new Street Association in Islington, London, is going great guns, after receiving backing from Islington Council. It’s being taken forward by Nicky Legate, a local community worker, under the auspices of Uturn UK and with day-to-day supervision by a local accountability group. A successful launch barbecue, attended by about 35 residents in July was followed in September by a fete attended by 70.
Meanwhile, another Street Association has been launched in Poole, Dorset, with a regular coffee morning, a Guy Faulks bonfire party and more to come.
New Street Associations are also being formed in Birmingham as a result of the city-wide Permission to Smile campaign, which is featuring Street Associations as a key way of activating the widespread desire for more community links and community spirit.