Cleaner, Greener, Connected, and Healthier Neighbourhood Programme  

Working with local Housing Managers, Assistants and the Community Investment and Engagement team, the Vale Homes Team work to deliver your Local Neighbourhood Action plans

 

They aim to help your neighbourhoods become:

  • Better Connected, by helping people get online

  • Cleaner by providing better waste storage and recycling advice and support

  • Greener by working with you to grow food and plant locally

  • Become Healthier by offering health and wellbeing initiatives including access to nutritious food, employment education and training advice, volunteering and physical activities

 

We will kick start this programme in your local area with the Clean Slate project working with the local community removing excessive waste, unwanted goods and undertaking consultation exercises to see what you would like to see happen in your local areas.

 

We will recruit local champions and provide a budget of up to £10,000 per area for the local community to spend.

 

The Connected, Cleaner, Greener and Healthier Neighbourhood Programme is our commitment to you to help deliver changes in your local areas working with you.

 

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Phase 1 - Clean Slate Project

The Clean Slate Project aims to create a Connected, Cleaner, Greener and Healthier Neighbourhood Programme. 

 

This is the first phase of the project aimed at wiping the slate clean and making a fresh start to managing the neighbourhood.

 

What's involved in the clean slate project:

  • Removal of waste items in the communal hallways and the gardens including any unwanted goods

  • Vegetation clear up including cutbacks, removing brambles and weeds

 

The Clean Slate Project will help to: 

  • restore a sense of pride back in the area

  • ensure fire regulations and tenancy agreements are adhered to

  • pursue the zero-tolerance policy to storing items in the communal hallways

  • remove all waste

Phase 2 - Estate Champions and  Community Budgeting 

The second stage will involve consulting with residents and gaining feedback on Phase 1 and what they would like to see in their area whilst introducing the idea of participatory budgeting.

 

  • It will be a community event, all residents will be invited

  • A series of questions will be asked about the local area and what changes residents would like to see

  • The local Neighbourhood plans and recent neighbourhood promises, and pledges will be showcased, and residents will be updated on their progress

  • There will be a drive to recruit a number of local Estate Champions who will work with officers to take the work forward in the local area


Estate Champions

The Estate Champions will:

  • work with the Housing Managers, Housing Assistants the Community Investment Officers and any Tenants and Resident groups to help implement the changes the community have asked for

  • ensure that the participatory budget allocated for the local area is spent as local residents have requested

  • work with the managers and officers and any Tenants and Residents groups to feedback to the local community on developments and updates in the local area


Participatory budgeting

The Estate Champions will work with the Housing Managers, Housing Assistants the Community Investment Officers and any Tenants and Resident groups to help implement the changes the community have asked for.

 

The Estate Champions will work to ensure that the participatory budget allocated for the local area is spent as local residents have requested. The Estate Champions will work with the managers and officers and any Tenants and Residents groups to feedback to the local community on developments and updates in the local area.

 

At the consultation the sum of money available to the local area to help it become better Connected, Cleaner, Greener& Healthier will be unveiled. The amount could be anything up to 10k per area depending on the needs for the area.

Phase 3 - Delivery and implementation

The project will be delivered over a 2-year period and falls in line with our local neighbourhood action plans.

 

The local team including Managers, Officers, Estate Champions and any Tenants and resident groups will provide updates via local newsletters and local meetings.

Phase 4 - Evaluation and next steps 

Residents will be invited to evaluate the project, working with the housing team, Tenant and Residents’ groups and Estate Champions.

 

Residents will be asked to consider what the next stages should be in continuing to deliver better Connected, Cleaner, Greener and Healthier Neighbourhoods.

 

For further information about when the Clean Slate Project is coming to your area please contact your neighbourhood manager:

 

Gibbonsdown and Treharne

  • 01446 709428
  • cullscull@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Barry East, Dinas Powys and Penarth

  • 01446 729633
  • slstoyle@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Barry West, Llantwit Major, Rhoose and St Athans

  • 02920 673170
  • gthomas@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

or

 

  • lguthrie@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Buttrills, Central Estate and Colcot

  • 02920 673209
  • ecwilliams@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk