Street Associations spreading

By Martin Graham
Monday, October 8th, 2018

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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.