Launch of new Local Community Plan

DS Canal bridge

The South West Neighbourhood Partnership has launched their new local community plan for 2014 – 2017.

The plan has been devised after discussion with local communities throughout this year.  The Neighbourhood Partnership use the feedback from this work to help identify the main priorities for the Neighbourhood according to local people.

This has involved online questionnaires, discussion at public meetings, and gathering the views of minority communities, young people and older residents.

These priorities include:

Make our community safe

  • By tackling hate crime, antisocial behaviour, domestic violence and building an environment that feels safer for all communities

Build a healthier community

  • By promoting local health provision, increasing physical activity and healthy eating, supporting those with poor mental health, and victims of domestic abuse

Improve access to opportunities for children, families and young people

  • By engaging young people across the community, improving access to sporting and leisure provision, by supporting parents, and young people in education

Ensure parks and public spaces are maintained and accessible

  • By supporting community involvement in local parks, increasing use of parks for sports and leisure, tackling dog fouling and litter

Make travel easier across the neighbourhood

  • By promoting active travel such as walking and cycling, and encouraging the use of public transport

Support access to work for all ages

  • By increasing access to and take up of training opportunities, supporting young people to improve work opportunities


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