Founded in 1999, the Brackenbury Residents Association is the local association for the Brackenbury area in Hammersmith, London W6 – the streets between Glenthorne Road, Paddenswick/Dalling Roads, Goldhawk Road and west of the Hammersmith and City line.
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is to make Brackenbury an even better place to live. We do this by:
- Seeking improvements in local amenities, facilities and services
- Helping to preserve and enhance the character of the area
- Fostering a greater sense of community
- Serving as a forum for exchanges of views on local matters.
How do we we do this?
The Committee meets regularly – its members keep in touch with those who, like themselves, live in the area and seek to represent their views to local Councillors and the Council, police and local businesses. Matters considered include planning, traffic, street cleaning, tree planting, etc.
Our events sub-committee organises regular events for members and the community as well as the regular AGM and spring and autumn socials.
What particular issues concern us?
The concerns of residents vary over time, but issues include:
Planning and licensing – we monitor applications and make representations as necessary. We take up cases of unauthorised development, particularly within the conservation area, including alterations to house fronts, pavement crossovers and tree felling. We encourage the Council to plant suitable trees.
Rubbish and graffiti – household and builders’ rubbish and street litter are a constant problem – the Committee works with the Council to improve rubbish and recycling collection, fly-tipping and street cleaning. A residents’ team has successfully rid the area of graffiti, working jointly with the Council to prevent further abuses.
Traffic and parking – although parking has been eased by controlled parking, and the Home Zone proposals partly address traffic and speeding problems, as supporters of the Home Zone scheme we continue to be concerned about road safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in our area.
Crime – we support the Neighbourhood Watch schemes and liaise with the Police Safer Neighbourhood Team to help crime prevention.
Parties and talks are an important contribution to good neighbourliness. At the AGM, members hear reports of our activities and can ask questions about the Association generally. We normally invite a guest speaker to the AGM, often a person who has some responsibilty for a matter of current concern to members.