Dalston Futures aims to bring the communities of Dalston together to play an active role in shaping the future of our area. We grew out of the 2013, 'Dalston People's Festival', which initially brought people together to celebrate Dalston and its diverse cultures. We are interested in how the community can have more of an influence over issues of pressing need in the area, for example over the provision of affordable and social housing. We are currently in the process of preparing an application to have the Dalston Eastern Curve garden declared an 'Asset of Community Value'. To do this we need people to do two things: to formally join the group (there is no membership fee) and to express their support for this initiative. It would also help if you were to encourage others to sign up.