On board with neighbourhood improvements

A neighbourhood improvement board is continuing to look at ways of transforming the local area.

At the second meeting of the Burmantofts Neighbourhood Improvement board last week, members were given an overview of the environmental work which is being taken on the Nowells and Bellbrookes estates and also about further initiatives that can help encourage the community to take pride in their neighbourhood.

The board brings together a wide range of statutory and voluntary sector partners with local councillors and the community to jointly develop solutions to improve the neighbourhood.

Councillor Peter Gruen, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for neighbourhoods, planning and support services:

“Keeping neighbourhoods and communities safe and clean makes people feel a sense of pride about where they live.

“ The theme of this meeting was to hear from residents about the delivery of local environmental services so that “hotspots” were discussed and service providers could respond positively.”

“These meetings provide a good outlet for members of the community, council representatives and voluntary organisations to come together and make decisions about how their local community can look and feel.”

The next board meeting will take place in October and will discuss young people, employment and training.

Notes to editors:

The board covers the areas of the Bellbrookes, Nowells, Cliftons, Sutherlands, Cliftons, Brownhills and Torres. Residents living in these areas are invited to come along and input their views and ideas about improving their neighbourhood.

If any local residents are interested in getting involved in the board, please contact Sarah May, neighbourhood manager for Burmantofts & Richmond Hill on (0113) 3367681 or via e-mail on sarah.may@leeds.gov.uk


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