Love Where You Live
Love your Street
Cannock Chase Council is committed to keeping Cannock Chase District a safe place in which to live, work and visit.
We are working closely with Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and other partners to improve your quality of life by dealing with any crime or anti-social behaviour concerns you may have, and addressing environmental issues within your community.
The Love Your Street initiative was launched in October 2012 by the Chase Community Partnership. This new initiative aims to increase assurance amongst the residents living in Cannock Chase District, address environmental issues and improve the perceptions in relation to crime and anti-social behaviour.
Brereton was chosen as the pilot area. The initiative targeted five local streets including Newman Grove, Springhill Terrace, Kelly Avenue, Coulthwaite Way and Ravenhill Terrace.
'Love Your Street' was delivered in three phases:
Week 1: Intelligence gathering - This took place between 8th October to 26th October and involved undertaking various forms of consultation and engagement with local residents living within the targeted area including local primary schools. This helped to identify local concerns which were then addressed in phase 2 of this initiative.
Week 2: Event implementation - A week of action will launch during half-term time, from Monday 29th October until Friday 2nd November between 12noon and 5pm.
- Environmental improvements
- The promotion of Neighbourhood Watch
- Home Fire Risk Checks
- Housing advice
- Distribution of shed alarms and SmartWater kits
- A 'Celebrate Your Street' event on 31st October, 6pm - 8pm
- Diversionary activities for the local children and young people including:
- Spray art workshops
- The Youth Bus
- Painting of benches
- Play Rangers- fun and games
- Creation of giant lanterns as part of The Good Life initiatve
- Street Stadia
Week 3: Feedback and evaluation - This took place between 5th November and 9th November and involved undertaking various forms of consultation and engagement with local residents to find out if the work undertaken had made an impact and provided links to local community groups/networks in order for the concept to be sustained.
This initiative was led by the Council's Partnership team with the support from various other Council departments (including Housing, Communications, Policy and Performance, Environmental Services), Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Staffordshire Police, WLCT, Staffordshire County Council's Highways, Young People's Service and Targeted Youth Support teams.
If you would like further information about this new initiative contact Kerry Wright, Senior Partnerships Officer on 01543 464368 or email email@example.com
By working together, we can make a difference!