Funding for the Westcliff community
We have been working with the Police Crime Commissioner and the Local Authority, and are pleased to announce that we have been awarded over £500,000 from the Safer Streets Fund.
This will be spent on improving the Westcliff area, helping local residents to feel safer in their home and community. We will work with you, our local community, to find solutions to the things that matter to you, and get you involved in shaping your neighbourhood.
What consultation has been done so far?
A letter was sent to all residents of the closes to provide initial details of the project, and to let them know the opportunities to have their say. From now, a neighbourhood-wide text message will be sent to all tenants each month to update them. There will also be regular project updates here and on our Facebook page.
During September, we’ve held some outdoor socially distanced drop-in events to talk to residents in person. Another opportunity for you to find out more will be held on the central grassed area of the Westcliff closes on Friday 25 September, 10am – 12 noon.
This represents a great opportunity for you to make a difference in your home and community, and to make a lasting impact that will improve yours and fellow residents’ lives.
How do I get involved?
This is a developing project, one in which there are many ways for you to be involved. Check out just some of these:
We have lots of volunteering opportunities that provide you with new skills, add to your CV, improve your confidence, and help you make a positive impact in your community. If you’re interested and would like to find out more, check out further details about our volunteering programme here.
There’s also lots of other support available to you in the local neighbourhood, and this includes our Sparc Enterprise Project. If you have your own business idea or wanted to find out more about self-employment, we can offer personalised guidance on running your own company. Find out more by visiting ongo.co.uk/sparc, or by contacting Linzi at email@example.com or 07920 806373.
Our local community hub, The Arc, will be re-opening on Monday 28 September. Why not pop along and chat to us about the project in more detail? We have helpful, supportive staff who will be able to answer any queries, and who can chat further about any ideas you may have. There’s also a café that serves a wide-range of food and drinks, and plenty of support services available. Safe systems of working are in place to ensure the safety of all visitors.
Visit us at 2 Lichfield Avenue, Scunthorpe, DN17 1QL or visit The Arc website.
Represent your community
The local community group, Westcliff (and surrounding areas) Association, help to represent the interests and views of all the neighbourhood’s residents, and work to bring the community together and make it the best it can be. They host a number of activities and trips to raise community spirit – even during lockdown, they donated some essential food supplies to local residents and bought 50 activity packs for some children in the area.
They are always looking to welcome new residents to the group. To find out more, check out their Facebook page here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further details of the project
The funding will include installing new entrance doors and systems for communal flats on the closes, secure cycle storage units, and communal fencing to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
There will also be new communal gardens built, a £10,000 community grant that groups of Westcliff residents can apply for from January 2021, and a community fund encouraging residents to submit ideas for what would make them feel safer in their home and community.
Let us know your ideas