Introduction

Aerial View of Well Street Common

The Well Street Common User Group (WSCUG) was formed at the end of 2001. The Group provides a forum for residents from all the various streets and estates around the Common, and all those who use the Common, to come together and discuss and give their views on all matters concerning the Common.

The Common is managed by Hackney Borough Council. 
The Local Area Park Manager attends meetings regularly and is very helpful and responsive.

Local Councillors and local Community Police from both Wick and Victoria Wards, are also regular attenders at WSCUG meetings. They offer good advice and are very supportive.

Meetings

Full meetings of WSCUG are bimonthly approx, are usually on Tuesday evenings, and take place at Gascoyne Community Hall – thanks to the Gascoyne Tenants and Residents Association.
Committee meetings, when necessary, usually take place in a private home.

WSCUG maintains several noticeboards around the Common (3 open boards and 2 closed ones). They are used to advertise meetings and local events, and provide useful contact details. Other local groups are welcome to use the boards when there is space.

Newsletter

A newsletter –COMMON NEWS- is produced and circulated in spring and autumn.

Hackney Parks Forum

Almost all the parks and green spaces in Hackney have a User Group. These groups provide a useful link between the community and the Council Officers responsible for Parks; the links are beneficial in both ways: members of the community are able to discuss and report on maintenance and management, and the Area Park Managers are able to contact local people directly to discuss any plans or problems. All the User Groups are members of Hackney Parks Forum, which meets bimonthly to share information and discuss current issues.