1. People feel connected and that they belong here

This is what people have told us is good about the area now:

  • It is a friendly place
  • Very good community and people are so friendly
  • Monkfest a great idea
  • Good social life and community in Abbey Court with bingo, music and film club

This is what people have told us needs improving about the area now:

  • More community services for the elderly
  • Anything to get us out of our living rooms and doing things together-street party, open house/gardens
  • More meetings support for local groups
  • We need centres for people of all ages to meet
  • Need to organise community meetings and events
By ourselvesWith othersInfluencing others
A–R
i)
Investigate the feasibility of closing streets for children’s recreation (ref. the Bristol model)A-SC
vi)
Assess the feasibility of an online resource/directory of community activities and events.
A-SCL
i)
Street/site/footpath ‘champions’/wardens to help keep the area clean.A-SC
vii)
Work with others to make better use of existing spaces for community purposes.
A-GS
ii)
Investigate the opportunity to set-up ‘friends of’ or ‘champions’ for as many local open spaces as possible. Taking on litter picks, dog poo picks, vegetation clearance, minor improvements etc., contact/liaise with council.
A-SC
i)
Hold more community events, e.g. fun days, community meal or picnic.
A-SC
ii)
Organise a community event to bring community groups together to network with one another.
A-SC
iii)
Audit the availability and suitability of existing community venues (gap analysis) and identify appropriate solutions to problems identified.
A-SC
iv)
Publicise the existing community venues.

Making our vision happen

  1. People feel connected and that they belong here
  2. It’s easy and safe to get around, and it’s a pleasure to walk down the street
  3. Our built environment promotes a sense of community
  4. There’s enough green space for playing, relaxing and recreation
  5. People feel safe and it’s child friendly
  6. There’s a high quality environment that people value, enjoy and get out into
  7. People can live in an environmentally friendly way