Dowanhill Road, Catford, circa 1910

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The Corbett Residents’ Association launched in September 2010 to bring together local residents for community activities and events, allowing neighbours to get to know each other and share interests. The association secured £1000 grant from the Mayor’s fund and currently represents residents living in Muirkirk, Abbotshall, Dowanhill, Merchiston, Ardoch and Balloch Roads.

In November they kicked off events with a free fireworks display held at Abbotshall fields. It was well attended by over 300 residents.

On their agenda for 2011 is the community garden in Abbotshall playing field. The association is in talks with the council to get a leasing agreement to use a section of the fields as a community focal point. People of all ages can come together for a shared appreciation of growing food from scratch.

The aims of the group are to:

  • provide a network for neighbours to meet and get to know one another;
  • develop unused parts of the playing field area where residents of all ages, who may not have access to green space, into a communal garden;
  • hold events such as street parties, fireworks evenings, pub quizzes, summer fêtes and so on;
  • organise the swapping of skills (such as babysitting or plumbing) and garden produce between neighbours, on a ‘quid pro quo’ basis;
  • identify elderly or ill residents so they have a safe port of call for assistance, e.g. shopping or lawn-mowing;
  • be a platform to liaise with the local council regarding local facilities, parking, street trees, hanging baskets, anti-social behaviour etc.

Meetings are held monthly in the hut at the Abbotshall playing field, Abbotshall Road, Catford, SE6. For information about dates and times join them on Facebook.

Represented residents will receive quarterly newsletters keeping them informed of activities.

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Tom Scott
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Tom Scott

I received a leaflet from you, but it seems Ardfillan Road (which is where we are) is outside your area. Any plans on expanding the area covered ?

Jason Cross
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Jason Cross

Thank you for including Braidwood road in your association. I was very disappointed to miss my first meeting, but sadly we were away for a wedding. My wife carefully filed your newsletter in the bin before I got a chance to take the details down for the football kids club.

It was advertised as taking place on a Saturday afternoon and my footie mad son would love to go along.

Do you have an on-line archive of the news letters? or the contact details of said club?

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How can Hazelbank Road be considered for committee membership?

secret squirrel
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secret squirrel

Can anyone advise Hazelbank Raod can be considered for membership to the Committee?

Jessie Collins
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Jessie Collins

We would love Hazelbank to be considered also?
Any chance?

Sylvia wallace
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Sylvia wallace

What a fantastic firework display put Boris’s New Year in the shadows