Finally, the inevitable has happened and we will shortly be in lockdown. It’s clearly a necessary step and we are sure that Hilton residents will adhere to all the conditions and restrictions. The HRA wishes the best for all Hilton residents and the whole country. May we come through this process with as little suffering and harm as possible.
We suggest that everyone use this period to consider the type of community that we would like to live in and what should be done once this difficult period is over. We already live in a very special place with a very special community, but we need to consider how we could make it even better. A bit of reflection and sharing of ideas over this period will help us to hit the ground running once the lockdown is over.
As a starter, I am sure we all want a safer and more attractive environment- a place where we do not react to crime but where crime does not come - a place that is well kept and tidy that makes you feel good to just be alive. This can be done.
The HRA is investigating the establishment of a Special Rating Area. We believe that a well-managed SRA could achieve the above. We suggest you use the time at home to Google SRA’s and see what they are about. Many have been established throughout the country and we will consult widely and have an informed debate. You will not be confronted with any surprises.
Once again best wishes and we hope to hear from as many ratepayers as possible with views and suggestions as to the way ahead. Hopefully, this crisis will give us some time for reflection.