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LJAG Committee meeting notes

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Dear all, Following the last LJAG committee meeting please see below a little update, including a call for volunteers to help out a couple of hours a month from now until the Summer:

Achievements:

– Bulb planting (Green Group): 20 volunteers took part in the bulb planting November week-end organised by the LJAG Green Group, and raised £45 to purchase bulbs and plant them around LJ in time for Spring.

More trees for LJ (Green Group): 11 trees were planted around LJ as requested by LJAG Green Group through the Ward Purse.

– We are Loughborough Junction exhibition (Art Group): 700+ people attended over the opening week-end in February. The exhibition got coverage from local and regional press (including BBC London Radio and TV).

– Lobbying: Bus petition: Just under  1,000 signatures were gathered the first week of the road works in February, with help from various local groups and Councillors, a free replacement shuttle was introduced at the end of that week.

Lobbying: 116-120 Coldharbour Lane, aka former car boot sale car park: LJAG to be part of the process to write the brief and choose the public art to be created on site (8-storey 200 homes development) .

Next steps:

LJAG AGM, 19 April 2010 (8pm, Harry Caddick centre, 63 Lilford Road): Discussing next steps with Ward Councillors and recruiting/electing new committee members. Everyone welcome!

– LJ in Bloom Festival (Green Group): March-July 2010 (awards 10 July): encouraging everyone to put plants, flowers and vegetables in their windows and front gardens to improve the area. Volunteers needed!

– LJ Street Party (Events Group): 10 July, location TBC: an opportunity for LJ residents to share their food with neighbours. Volunteers needed!

– Next Art commission (Art Group): in progress, ideas to be discussed at the 19 April AGM.

Lobbying: Better pavements outside LJ station

LJ for a Low carbon, 20 mph, more cycle-friendly zone

Crossings outside the Green Man and on Shakespeare Road/Coldharbour Lane junction

To keep changing Loughborough Junction we need volunteers for a couple of hours a month to support the Art Group, Green Group and Events Groups.

To find out more about LJAG, e-mail ljactiongroup@ gmail.com .

Thank you!

Elise.

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The Loughborough Junction Forum is a grassroots organisation set up by local people to provide all members of the community with a way to improve the Loughborough Junction area. It is intended that it provides eyes, ears and a collective voice for the community. All participants are invited to provide accounts of what they see happening within the area and to share their concerns and ideas with the forum so that they can be collated and channelled to the relevant authorities.

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