Drop-in Engagement: 4th July 2022
The purpose of this event was to update residents and users on the current state of the project, showing the current designs and financial appraisals which we will be taking to Newham council for pre-application conversations later in July.
- WSF organised a drop-in event in the foyer of BV Hall between 1600 and 1830 in order to maximise the chance of talking with users of the after-school club and nursery
- The event was advertised on WSF social media, e-newsletter and with posters in and outside Britannia Village hall and Royal Wharf Community Dock.
- 15 households attended and were recorded, with an estimated 30-40 people being directly spoken with. A number of other households attended briefly but were not able to stay to discuss the project.
- WSF staff showed each attendee an architect’s model of the current designs, and talked each person through the boards below. Staff asked open questions about how they felt about the project, were there any concerns or questions and checked if they would like to be involved or receive further information
- Most people who attended were supportive of the project. People were generally supportive of the design and in particular:
- Liked the Evelyn Road frontage design
- were positive about the large community garden space
- Concerns raised included:
- Further design work suggested for the new Wesley Avenue block in terms of fitting in and impact on neighbours
- Lack of parking and potential impact on neighbours
- Whether the project should have fewer 1-bed homes
- Points to be addressed as the project moves forward:
- whether a new residents management committee should be created to be part of Britannia Village General Management Ltd. WSF are in conversations with BVG about this.
- Attendees asked if the model could be colour coded so people could identify which buildings were existing and which were the proposed new buildings.
The slides presented can be found here