Agencies across Nottingham will come together for action day on Wednesday, October 13, to combat residents’ concerns and worries.
Following feedback from locals the areas being targeted are:
- Crime and antisocial behaviour
- Perception of area
- Residents improving neighbourhood and taking ownership
- Creating networks
Many organisations including, Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham City Homes are showing support of the day and offering services.
Lord Vernon Coaker, the independent Chair of the Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership, said: “We’re bringing partners together to make a real difference to neighbourhoods across Nottingham.
“Everyone deserves to live in a clean, safe area and these Days of Action will go towards achieving that goal.”
Activities will vary according to residents concerns but deep street cleans and litter picks, crime patrols, fire safety checks and advice, free youth play activities and drop in session can be expected.
Administrator of Lenton in Nottingham Community Group on Facebook, Kate Loewenthan, said: “I think people’s perception of Lenton is quite negative because it’s often described as a student area and that the residents hate students.”
Kate added: “The reality is that Lenton actually still has a strong and very diverse community made up of young and old, school children, students, workers, parents, retired and everyone in between.”
Kate is collaborating with University of Nottingham Student Union Community Officer to organise a litter pick in and around Lenton Boulevard area with hopes to bring residents and students together for a positive cause.
If residents wish to participate in the litter pick, people will be meeting at 10am at Sheila Roper Community Centre, students and volunteers will also be getting involved.