Redbridge Council is supporting a fantastic and long overdue movement to give streets over to children. Transition Ilford question why cars and traffic are able define what people do on our Ilford streets. They say, why not get the children outdoors and off their devices, to play, scoot, ride bikes and run around on the streets, as happened not so very long ago?
It is looking likely that Christchurch, Montreal and Toronto Roads will be joining the scheme in June following a meeting last week attended by Ilford Commonwealth Estate residents Puneet, Bushra and Ros. They plan to apply by 1st May to be able to start Play Streets in June. But there are 4 different deadlines, so if they miss that they can always start in September.
Transition Ilford is VERY keen to get a very large number of Ilford streets participating. They see this as a practical way of reclaiming a lost space, bringing people together, raising awareness on the environment and how change happens, and of course creating fitter, happier, more connected children and communities. Do let them know if you are tempted by this and they can put you in touch with the Council officers and maybe can help you with it too.
You can contact them by texting Olcay 07588 504822, Ros 07957 534908 or Begona 07985 540786.