On Jan 22 we launched the campaign for a community council in Queen's Park, Westminster - ie the electoral ward between Kilburn Lane and Harrow Road, Chamberlayne Road and Fernhead Road. (I was pleased to see our neighbourhood is included in the Transition area though I haven't posted here before.)
The launch, in the Beethoven Centre on Third Avenue, was great - and was on BBC London news!
The idea for the community council came out of discussions following the announcement of drastic cuts - we've had an elected neighbourhood forum for years, but now it has no funding.
We're now collecting signatures door to door - we need 800 residents to sign to trigger a governance review by the local authority. And posters are starting to appear in windows.
It's very exciting, particularly because if it goes ahead, ours will be the first community council (a parish council, in legal terms) in London!
The point of the council will be to give the community a stronger voice, particularly in tackling some of the problems our residents face - chiefly poverty.
And I hope we'll be able to link up with other groups like yours and do some green stuff locally.
For more information see http://www.campaign4queenspark.org/