|Name Silla Carron|
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Silla Carron, 62, is a British community activist from Camden Town, London, UK.
She has been prominent in leading residents' participation in improving their living environment and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB). She has led campaigns in Camden, Plymouth and Bristol aiming at turning round sink estates with high levels of crime, vandalism and drug-taking. She has become prominent in the media in recent years and has appeared in two series of the BBC One programme, 'The Estate We're In' in 2008 and 2010 made for the BBC by Two Four Broadcast. The programme has won a number of broadcast industry awards including RTS Best Daytime Programme. An article in The Daily Telegraph alleged that some scenes in the 2010 series of 'The Estate We're In' were filmed in a different estate in Bristol to that claimed in the programme.
She operates as a 'tenants' champion' on a community action model of social action favoured by British government under New Labour's 'partnership' model. This model involves a strong element of 'responsibilisation' contrasting with a 'top-down' model of government from the centre.
Among issues Carron has addressed on problem estates are:
Carron has gained a number of awards in recognition of her community action work. She won a prize for 'Neighbour of the Year' in the Pride of Britain awards for 2006.