Do you want more trees in the town centre?

The majority of local people who have helped influence the early design ideas for the town centre framework have called for green space in the town centre with more trees and planting.

Take a look at the emerging ideas from the architects on the new engagement website –catfordframework.commonplace.is – where you can share your ideas and agree (or disagree) with other people’s thoughts.

In less than a month, 850 people have viewed the plans online and almost 200 comments have been shared on this new platform with many people showing support for the generous, public open space proposed in the framework plan.

It seems opinion is split as to whether this public space should be a series of smaller, more sheltered spaces or two larger spaces which may be suitable for open-air festivals and events. What do you think?

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We have heard that local people would like to see more attractive civic buildings in the town centre to give the area a distinctive look and feel. There seems to be a consensus among local people that new civic buildings – including the Council offices, civic meeting space and the library - should be sustainable and environmentally friendly, maybe with features such as living roofs and greenery built in.

During May, we dedicated 50 hours to talking to members of the local community about specific issues in the new framework plan – public space, Council buildings and public amenities and activities in the town centre – collecting feedback forms, which have all been uploaded to our engagement website.

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Next week, our engagement events will focus on new homes in the town centre. Put these dates in your diary and we’ll see you there.

Tuesday 25 June, 7pm-9pm, Civic Suite, Catford SE6 4RX

Saturday 29 June, 10am-2pm, Broadway Theatre Bar, Catford Road, SE6 4RU

Sunday 30 June, 10am-4pm, Catford Food Market, Catford Broadway, Catford, SE6 4SN

Sunday 7 July, 12pm - 5pm, Blythe Hill Fields Festival, Blythe Hill Fields, SE23 1SP

Tuesday 9 July, 7pm-9pm, Catford South Assembly Meeting, St Laurence Church Main Hall, 37 Bromley Rd, Catford, SE6 2TS

Wednesday 10 July, 7pm-9pm, Rushey Green Assembly Meeting, Civic Suite, Catford SE6 4RX

Sunday 14 July, 10am-5pm, Catford Vegan Festival, Catford Broadway, Catford SE6 4SN

Wednesday 24 July, 6pm-9pm, Civic Suite, Catford SE6 4RX

Saturday 27 July, 1pm-4pm, Broadway Theatre Bar, Catford Road, SE6 4RU

Sunday 28 July, 10am-4pm, Catford Food Market, Catford Broadway, Catford SE6 4SN

If you would like any further information or if you would like to speak to a member of Team Catford please do get in touch with us via hello@teamcatford.com, 0800 772 0475 or write to us using the freepost address – FREEPOST TEAM CATFORD. We’re also on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and check out our website www.teamcatford.com.