Local area improvement work, for example, in Brighthelm Gardens and Bartholomew Square, involving volunteers from the local resident or business community has improved neglected areas with landscaping or other innovative solutions to make them safer and more accessible.
Support has been offered to Local Action Teams. This has included help to provide better internet presence and to improve communications.
The ‘Soundscape’ project has been trialled in response to unwanted night time street noise and anti-social behaviour in the city centre.
Ongoing work with the Probation Service which benefits the city’s physical environment (as well as building skills and profiling visible justice) is delivered through the Community Payback project.
Alcohol and drug hotspot areas have been the focus of work to support families and communities. Initiatives include providing an information pack around staying safe for primary schools teachers.