The Clapton Conference

The Invite reads: DO YOU care about Clapton? Did you know that there are many others who do and want to see the area improve as a place to live and work? We have started a process to see how we can build a thriving future which we would like YOU to be a part of. We would value your views and involvement if you live or work anywhere in the area. YOU are very WELCOME to come along on: Monday, October 18 at 7.30pmVenue: B6 College, next to the roundabout at the Western end of the Lea Bridge Road. Refreshments provided. Local councillors, senior planning officers and others will also be present to discuss creating something special in the area with you. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the future of Clapton. To RSVP or if you are interested in knowing more, please contact:Ian Rathbone,Chair, Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group [CPNAG]Mobile: 07890 654 068e-mail: [email protected] Or come along on the night!

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  1. ewebber - 9 October 2010, 7:39 am

    I will try to be there, CPNAG do some great work

  2. marty21 - 9 October 2010, 7:58 am

    I will try to be there, I’ve lived in Clapton since 1997, all through the ‘murder mile’ years. It has improved in that time, house prices have shot up, We bought a 3 bed flat for £71,000 in 1997, it was a very undesirable area then, at the time we could have bought a flat in Stoke Newington for about £10k more but thought it was too expensive (lol).There are small signs of gentrification – Chatsworth Road for example (although Homertonites might claim Chatsworth as their own). There is access to a huge green space on the marshes, it’s fairly close to the Olympics, a 30 or so minute walk along the canal. There is still an undercurrent of violence and drug problems, although as a middle-class, middle-aged, middle-income white male, this hasn’t made much difference to me.

  3. marty21 - 9 October 2010, 7:59 am

    Posted too quickly!Meant to add, I’m also able to cross Post Codes without fear, I have worked in Social Housing in the area, and seen some of the problems associated with the Post Code war.

  4. ewebber - 9 October 2010, 8:02 am

    What I found out recently is that the CPNAG actually managed to get Clapton Pond declared as a conservation area – if the council don’t just ignore it *cough* Tesco Express *cough*

  5. ewebber - 9 October 2010, 8:04 am

    @marty21 – 71k for a 3 bed flat! bloody ‘ell

  6. marty21 - 9 October 2010, 8:11 am

    @ewebber one of the benefits of being in my 40s, I was in my early 30s and able to afford to buy when prices were very low – although at the time we were worried we were taking on a huge mortgage!

  7. quitepeculiar - 10 October 2010, 10:16 pm

    Ace, I’ll be there if I’m not being a wage slave.

  8. ewebber - 19 October 2010, 5:51 am

    I had to work late so missed it, did anyone make it along?

  9. euan - 26 October 2010, 10:25 am

    Did anyone on here make this?

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