I am a community activist in Kings Cross, London and in my spare time work with residents to clean up our neighbourhood. This site is about the challenges we face locally and how we tackle them.
I have lived in London's Kings Cross on and off since 1995 (Wharfdale Road, Cally Road in the one-way, Rufford Street) I got heavily involved in improving the local environment when a car stuffed full of fireworks exploded outside my flat in Autumn 2002.
At that time the area around Rufford Street was in chaos - littered with burned-out cars, the streets piled high with rubbish, endemic anti-social behaviour, drug-addicted sex workers everywhere.
The community pulled together over the years and turned the area around working with the council, the police and the voluntary sector. I have been a non-executive board member of CYP the excellent local youth charity and work with Kings Cross Community Projects a local charity.
You can find out more about me on Linked In http://uk.linkedin.com/in/wperrin even if you aren't a member. When I first moved to Kings Cross I was a civil servant, these days I run my own public service business www.talkaboutlocal.org to spread the benefits of grass roots community websites more widely.
I got married and moved about a mile from Kings Cross recently but still keep up this website with a great team of local volunteers and local activism.
Elsewhere I am a trustee of The Indigo Trust, a grant making trust which helps people find or create the information they need to improve their own lives or those of others. Indigo's main focus is in Africa - see http://indigotrust.wordpress.com/
To contact me drop an email to email@example.com - I get a lot of mail, so if it's urgent please mark it so clearly.