Leyfields residents invited to join estate walkabout

Aug 7, 2012 by Warren

Residents living in Leyfields are being invited to do their bit to help improve the areas where they live by joining in the latest estate walkabout.

The walkabout is taking place on Thursday August 16 and starts from Thomas Hardy Court in Goldsmith Place at 2pm.

Residents are invited to join housing officers, caretakers, police, Street Scene and other organisations on the tour of the estate, where they will be able to identify problems and make suggestions on how to improve the area.

An action plan to tackle the issues raised will then be put together, and used to plan improvement work.

Organisers are hoping that a large number of Leyfields residents will join in the walkabout and have their say on issues and concerns affecting the area where they live.

Cllr Michael Greatorex, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “The best people to tell us how the estates can be improved are the people who live there. We got a lot of support and involvement from residents in the two other walkabouts we have already carried out and I hope that we get the same level of interest from Leyfields residents.”

This is the third in a series of four walkabouts taking place throughout Tamworth’s estates during the summer.

The first took place on the Tinkers Green estate in Wilnecote, when a total of 33 residents took part, either through joining in the walkabout or by passing on their concerns and comments.

The second walkabout was held last month in Glascote Heath, when 29 residents got involved. The issues highlighted by the residents included a dumped oil drum, overhanging bushes and overgrown grass areas.

All the issues have now been dealt with or included in the action plan which will form the basis of ongoing work on the estate.

The final walkabout will take place in Kettlebrook on September 20. Anyone who feels their estate would benefit from a walkabout next year should contact Tamworth Borough Council’s Tenant Involvement Team on 01827 709374 or email tenantparticipation@tamworth.gov.uk

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