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In the news: Plans to improve our neighbourhoods with investment programme moving forward

Proposals to invest millions into creating clean and safe neighbourhoods are moving forward after councillors agreed next steps in the programme.

The Housing and Estate Renewal Committee met in June and agreed the development of a 'Safe and Sound' programme and they met again last night (Tuesday 23 November).

They were asked to note and agree a number of recommendations including that three communities, Felmores, Lee Chapel North and Five Links are in the first wave of the programme.

Committee Chairman Councillor Andrew Schrader said: "Everyone deserves to live in a place that is clean and tidy that makes them feel safe and proud of their home. For too long this has not been the case in some of the borough's neighbourhoods, so when we came into administration we gave an undertaking to listen to our residents and address their concerns.

"Throughout, we will remain committed to listening to residents and their priorities will guide everything we do."

It is anticipated that this programme will require an investment of £10 million a year over the next four years.

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Published on Wednesday 24 November 2021