Action to spruce up neighbourhood

Two recent neighbourhood days of action have helped to make parts of Anfield and Tuebrook cleaner, greener and safer.

The area between Lower Breck Road and Belmont Road had been identified as being in need of a community clean-up, green space environmental improvements and action to reassure residents about community safety issues.

Partners from a number of organisations including the City Council, Merseyside Police, the Fire and Rescue service and social landlords Your Housing Group and Riverside Housing joined with local councillors in the action days.

Litter picks were organised and fly-dumped furniture was removed from several alleys.  An overgrown green space on Lower Breck Road has been transformed with a skipful of rubbish being removed from the site and the grass cut. Work on this site was carried out by the Payback team, Your Place and the HIT team.

There was a strong police involvement with officers knocking on doors to offer crime prevention advice during both days.

A joint neighbourhood survey was carried out in which residents were asked to prioritise actions they would like to see to improve their neighbourhood and more than 30 people have expressed an interest in being involved in a residents’ group.

Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “It is very encouraging that local people are showing an interest in joining together to help improve their neighbourhood and that partners who work in the area joined together for these action days.”