Improving your Community
We invest in the communities that our residents are part of, to help create places where people want to live. This means that sometimes we may also get involved in projects that benefit the local community as a whole, not just our residents. This is because we believe that anything that creating a vibrant community benefits our residents.
At the moment we tend to get involved in community projects when another organisations, like a Residents’ Association or the local council ask us to, or when we feel a community is having problems. When we become involved in a project, we may support it with funding, administration, staff time and resources etc. Whatever the project is, we make sure that the people in the community are as involved as they want to be, and know what to do to become involved.
In the future we hope to become even more active in developing and supporting the communities that our customers live in, and in encouraging our customers to get involved or take control.
Examples of community projects
Due to the different types of communities there are, it is difficult to describe exactly how we invest in communities, as what suits one community may not suit another. So we’ve given you some examples of the Community Development projects that we have been involved in so far.
Examples of Community Development Projects
- Meet & Greet your Neighbours & Housing Officers
- Employing a Resident Involvement Officer with Community Development background
- Fun-days on estates
- Courts Carnival
- Annual Residents’ Conference
- Summer Play scheme
- Litter Picks / Community Clean Up days
- Estate Improvements – Enhancing green spaces
If you have any ideas of community development projects that you would like us to consider for your area, please contact the Resident Involvement Team for a brief chat.