Thanks to everyone who came along to the first meeting of the new Living Streets local group for Uplands & Brynmill. We had a really positive discussion about what the key issues are for Uplands, including air quality, safe walking to school, supporting local businesses, and reducing the dominance of traffic throughout the area, with lots of ideas for how we might seek to make Uplands greener, cleaner and more people-friendly.
There were 19 people at this initial stakeholder meeting, including residents, local Councillors, and representatives of various groups including the Friends of Cwmdonkin Park, the Uplands Traders Association and others.
Please watch this video from Living Streets, which gives a flavour of what Local Groups like ours are all about.
The purpose of today’s meeting was to launch the group and start inviting local people who share our ambitions to join us. In terms of which ideas the group decides to take forward, and what to do next, it will be up to the group, going forward, to reach a consensus about proposed activities and campaigns. As a community group, we have no “power” to make big infrastructure changes in Uplands – we can only make the case for the changes we’d like to see, and promote, educate and engage people around our ideas. If you are interested in joining Uplands Living Streets, you are VERY welcome. Please Click Here to join online or email UplandsSwanseaGroup@livingstreets.org.uk.