One of the best things about living in Childs Hill is the elevation – which gives us such big skies and lovely sunsets. But perhaps that’s just me…?
Recently, I sent an email out asking what YOU like best about Childs Hill.
I’m posting a few of the answers here, in hope that it inspires others to add more, in the comments below:
Several people mentioned the neighbourhood feeling:
I really like Prospect Road, the style of the houses inside and out, their close proximity to some shops (even if they are all DIY, tile shops and agencies) and some friendly neighbours. it feels like my sort of road. I feel at ease here. – Michael
The park is wonderful, especially on a sunny Sunday. The people are mostly neighbourly and there are a lot of people willing to fight for Childs Hill’s rights. – Pauline
Others mentioned favourite suppliers of food:
Happy to recommend Golden Harvest – lovely Bangladesh food. We often have a delicious takeaway. Also we very much like Crystalline, the dry cleaner. – Veronica
Eurofoods on Hermitage Lane is much more than the sum of its parts. The place and its staff are part of the community and will be greatly missed if they go. – Felicity
Park Cafe – nice food, and cheap. – Pauline
Co-op croissants! – Maureen
Some are just happy to live in their own streets, which is a great sign:
Something lovely about Child’s Hilll – Prospect Road 🙂 – Suzanne
And others still mentioned the services that some of us depend on:
Jack and Jill Pre-school has to be up there as a valuable small business operating in Childs Hill. Ofsted rated them as ‘Outstanding’ in 2016. – Elaine
So far as it goes, this is a promising start.
But I’m sure there’s a lot more… but what?!
In the weeks and months to come, I’m planning to write, photograph and post a bit more about the area, the people – and the croissants (!).
I’ll focus on the things YOU suggest, so please leave a comment below if there’s something else about Childs Hill we need to know about…