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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New Committee Objectives
The original objectives of the Brackenbury Residents Association as expressed in the Constitution remain appropriate. The focus and profile of the association continues towards better representing residents’ interests, promoting closer community ties and improving the village environment including planning, developments and events.
The committee will aspire to:
- Develop Membership – open to all residents within the BRA boundary and anyone outside the boundary interested in actively supporting the BRA objectives
- Improve Liaisons and Communications –Directly between our Chairman and the leader of LBHF council, other community associations and local businesses serving the community and our members.
- Improve awareness of BRA activities and benefits via local publications, the Nextdoor website (Brackenbury Village), the BRA website and monthly newsletters and promoting the status of the Bradmore Park Conservation Area.
- Develop more events to appeal to the many and varied interests of the members and residents.
- Improve King Street – working with the council to enhance shopping and dining “experiences” on our high street.
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.