Jill and Mary grill urban design company over Dartmouth Park ‘rules’


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Reported by Jill

Reported by Mary

Published on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Twisden Road, NW5 1DL.

Jill and Mary grill urban design company over Dartmouth Park ‘rules’


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Written by Mary

Written by Mary

Published on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Twisden Road, NW5 1DL.

In this piece, community reporters Jill and Mary interview design engineer Rebecca Jones from Urban Movement about the Dartmouth Park ‘charter’.

Working together with the Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forum, Urban Movement held in-depth conversations with local residents, businesses and organisations last year before writing up a report and setting out its ‘charter’ of rules or guidelines. The charter has 15 ‘rules’ that any traffic-busting scheme in Dartmouth Park will need to stick to in future.

Jill and Mary both live in the Dartmouth Park neighbourhood and have a strong interest in any streetscape changes made in the area. This is their first interview as community reporters.

 

EXTRA INFORMATION 

In late July 2020 the Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forum undertook a survey of local people and businesses to test the water on the community’s views on traffic and travel in their area. The survey took place over 2 weeks  and was completed by 401 people.

Responses were received from a broad range of people:

Findings

Regarding issues experienced:

Regarding possible interventions, the following number show how many respondents say they are very supportive and quite supportive of each measure:

When people were asked what measures they would support to help the businesses and enable safe community interaction in our 4 local centres:

Written by Mary


I have lived in Camden since the late 70s (last century!). Following a history degree, I worked in Kings Cross for a trade union for a few years. After leaving I worked with homeless women in Soho and then in Camden working with young offenders on release from prison. I then retrained as a Social Worker at Bristol, working in the area of domestic violence. As a disabled women, I made sure that refuges were accessible and that there was accessible information about them available. I have been involved for several years in local disabled service user groups in Camden, and have chaired Visually Impaired in Camden and a member of that group for many years. I am also a trustee of Camden Disability Action. Since COVID 19 I am unable to go shopping alone or visit other disabled friends. My mobility has been severely curtailed, like many other disabled people. I am still keen however to ensure that transport and streets are accessible to all and that pressure is put on local authorities and transport providers to help bring this about.

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