During a sunny afternoon on Edington Street, Wavertree, situated on the border of Heygreen Park, our new build development site, the YHG Community Regeneration Team & Project Lead Gillian Keevey Teamed up with local customers and partners including Bell Group Painters & Decorators, Liverpool City Council Officers & Ward Councillor Clare McIntyre to focus on giving the immediate area a once over.
The aim of the day was to make the area near the front of site look cleaner and brighter as over time it had been neglected with ASB issues such as fly tipping, littering and burnt out items in the corner of the location.
The team quickly began to make an impact as a whirlwind of brushes, shovels, PPE and bin liners kicked into action and after an hour or two the skip, provided by LCC was soon bursting at the seams awaiting removal.
In the background, the Bell Group Painters lead by Karen Fletcher were making their way across the adjoining YHG properties which was also beginning to take shape as a nicely freshened up row of houses, thanks to our Social Value contract obtained when the agreement was set up through procurement.
Whilst the team cracked through the tasks a couple of local customers came out to see what all the fuss was about and after chatting through improvements we hoped to make in that immediate area we had recruited two more Community Angels, who with The Regeneration Teams guidance will have a sustainable model on keeping this space free of future neglect.
Improvement ideas including a new bin store area that was accessible to our Customers to simply keep their bins, rather than having to pull bins through houses each bin day was discussed, along with working with local customer Paul and his Grandson in developing a much-loved Mini Beast & Bee Garden.
Further ideas were also discussed in what was a great forum for YHG Staff & Customers to liaise with local City Council and Council representatives for future improvements.
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