From 2016, the Independent Tenant and Leaseholder Advisors, PPCR carried out Northumberland Park estate-wide consultation to draw together residents’ aspirations and expectations for investment in the area.
The consultation was used to inform the Residents’ Priorities for Improvement report that set out residents’ aspirations and priorities into key themes. Since then, the council and partners have been working together to address a number of these priorities
You said: Reduce ‘anti-social’ behaviour – particularly in communal and private areas, for example by installing CCTV to monitor entrances and communal spaces.
We did: Estate Watch
Estate Watch is an estate-based scheme that aims to tackle anti-social behaviour. In Stellar House, CCTV cameras were installed, and activity is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Intercom systems enable direct and instant contact to tackle any anti-social behaviour. There is also a direct link to the police for any serious incidents. Door security has been improved. Homes for Haringey are working on plans to extend Estate Watch across other areas of Northumberland Park.
You said: Improve green spaces by introducing flowers, benches, dog bins etc.
We did: Stellar House Community Garden
Homes for Haringey and Haringey Council are supporting SALB Residents’ Association to create a community garden at Stellar House. We would like to work with you to see where other community growing projects could take place.
You said: Increase parking controls
We did: Introduce Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ)
Parking controls are currently under review. A statutory consultation was held in summer 2019 to see if residents would like the CPZ extended to operate on weekdays. This would be in addition to the usual match-day CPZ.
You said: Introduce a range of programmes for young people aged 12+ to prevent crime
We did: Haringey Community Gold
Haringey Community Gold is a scheme that will create opportunities and provide additional support to local young people. It includes a network of youth worker and community programmes to help young people at risk of exclusion to fulfil their potential and avoid getting caught up in crime.
The projects range from sport provision; employment support; a future leaders programme; mental health support and a BAME careers service. Haringey Community Gold is being delivered across the borough.
You said: Healthcare provision – hold discussions on how to achieve improvement between residents and local health providers.
We did: Putting together a ‘one-stop shop’ to address residents needs
Multi-skilled teams who can give advice and support residents on a variety of issues, including debt; housing advice; social care; health and childcare are being put together. We are also expanding the number of Local Area Coordinators to provide information, advice and support earlier, and we can further involve residents as we trial new ways of working.
You said: Introduce initiatives to help parents with young children and older people to get into work; expand youth training and apprenticeships; increase local salaries and support businesses.
We did: Put together a programme that aims to improve the social and economic outcomes for residents
The socio-economic programme aims to support you in finding training, skills and employment opportunities. This includes one-to-one advice from Haringey Works; training opportunities from Haringey Adult Learning Service (HALS) and Haringey Higher Level Skills Programme (HHLS); and employment support for young people through Haringey Community Gold.
We are in the process of recruiting Employment Navigators who will provide you with community-based support on accessing the programmes on offer.
Get in touch
If you would like to share your thoughts on anything Northumberland Park, tell us about an activity you are holding or want us to come along to an event, please contact your dedicated Engagement Officers.
T: 020 8489 3392 or 07580 833939
E: Ian.Cruise@ haringey.gov.uk
T: 020 8489 3127 or 07773 958564