The Southwark Neighbourhood Event was held on Saturday 29th September, at Bonding Yard Walk, Rotherhithe SE16. The day was very sunny and warm, which was a pleasant surprise now that autumn had arrived.
Hexagon would like to thank all residents who attended the event, including those coming in from as far as Camberwell (SE5) and East Dulwich (SE22)! This family friendly event allowed residents to meet with Hexagon staff, enjoy activities and find out what’s happening in the Rotherhithe area. Hexagon staff were available to talk with residents who wished to raise any issues that they had.
The main issues raised were:
- Cyclical repairs
- Day-to-day Repairs
The feedback provided from this event was very helpful and has enabled an action plan to be created. Hexagon is now working on the issues raised and liaising with the residents who raised these concerns at the event.
Southwark council were also in attendance to consult with residents about refurbishment proposals planned for Bonding Yard Walk. The consultation was very successful and all residents asked expressed full support for the proposals.
Children and young people were out in force! They enjoyed football coaching skills provided by the talented coaches of Girls United Football Association. Music mixology and T-Shirt art workshops were provided by Youth Urban Arts Forum (YUAF). Thank you YUAF for the excellent background music that attracted even non-Hexagon visitors to the event! Some youngsters had their faces painted with pretty designs. A few explained they were having their faces painted especially for parties they were attending later that day. They all looked very beautiful! Hexagon would also like to thank Bell Group who provided the face painter for the event.
Families played giant ‘Connect 4’ whilst others – even family pets – enjoyed creating wonderful bubble shapes with the giant bubble-maker kit. Hexagon Director Andrew Green noted “Bubble making seems to be a hit with all ages!”
As the afternoon drew to a close, free Pizza and refreshments were enjoyed by residents who stayed until the end.
Thank you to all residents for making the afternoon a success.
Please look out for details of Hexagon’s next event planned for residents living in the borough of Lewisham which is due to take place in spring 2019!