I attended a new partnership meeting that I have set up within Handsworth to look at improving community safety, cleanliness of the neighbourhood and green spaces.
It went well! There is real commitment from partners (police, wardens, fire service and police) to really get to grips with the issues in the neighbourhood. Currently Handsworth has above average litter scores compared to other neighbourhoods. We have started to map out the worst streets and will look at working with local residents to resolve.
We are also on a mission to address issues of litter & dumping caused by local shops or services…so watch this space for our New Hands on Handsworth Campaign. A eight year old girl from St Augustine School has just won the competition to design the logo for the campaign. Well done St Augustine School for entering the competition!
What do you think let us know? What improvements would you like to see?
Are you interested in getting involved?
A really useful tool to keep track of problems and help the public and public workers communicate is
It makes it simple for members of the public to spot and share problems. You already use an rs feed from it on the site here. How aware are other public sector workers of this? do they encourage people to use it? Is it ok for them to use the site themselves to report if a problem has been fixed or perhaps explain why it persists?
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