Hilgrove Community Action: An Introduction
Hilgrove Community Action is a new initiative to make the Hilgrove estate a more connected, safer, happy and healthy community.
The project is part of North Camden Zone, an organisation within a long-standing local charity, The Winch. North Camden Zone to support residents supports residents to take the lead on improving their local neighbourhoods, as well as supporting them to improve the wider systems they find themselves in, through building stronger neighbourhoods, increasing active citizenship, and enabling resident-led change.
This summer, The Winch brought together five Hilgrove Estate residents to become Community Organisers. These Community Organisers will lead new projects for community-led change on the Hilgrove Estate.
Their first project was 'Humans of Hilgrove', a photo exhibition on the estate (and here online!) which celebrates the people, stories and diversity of the Hilgrove estate.
Their next project will be conducting in-depth interviews with as many Hilgrove residents as possible. From these interviews, the community organisers will identify the key areas of change on the estate that residents feel are most important.
You can sign up to be an interview participant here.