Snot Man Smells Success
Published 18 September 2014
Snot Man, a method used by the Vale of Glamorgan Council to gather people’s opinions, has been named Method of the Month in September’s edition of the Participation Cymru newsletter.
Snot Man encourages Vale Council tenants to think about what’s snot good about their environment and hang their ideas from a huge model nose.
It was most recently used at the tenants’ fun day FestiVale at Victoria Park organised by the Council’s Housing and Building Services team, which was attended by over 500 people, with the majority putting forward their ideas.
Snot man proved very popular, and many residents left very positive messages saying that nothing was snot good about where they lived.
Cllr Bronwen Brooks, Cabinet Member for Housing, Building Maintenance and Community Safety, said: “We’re trying to be innovative in the ways we engage with tenants. I was delighted to see so many tenants attend our first ever Vale wide annual tenants fun day. We use the fun day to obtain information on the service we provide, and what tenants think of the neighbourhood in which they live.
“Officers from Housing and Building Services will use this information to drive service standards.”
A number of other consultation and feedback exercises were provided on the day, as well as lots of free activities for adults and children. There were also organisations offering other services, such as the Money Advice Service, the Food Co-op, and Communities First and Play Development.