Tackling issues that matter in Radford!

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Radford is getting set for a Week of Action which will focus on issues raised by local residents in the area.

From Monday 23 March until Friday 27 March, there will be a multi-agency approach tackling important issues that local residents have said need addressing in the area.

Throughout the week agencies will be working together to tackle issues like dog fouling, fly tipping and contaminated bins and will work to improve open spaces, recycling rates and the cleanliness of streets and car parks in the area.

Cllr Nicola Heaton, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Nottingham City Council, said: “Our ‘Weeks of Action’ provide an effective opportunity for all partners to work together and really blitz an area. During the week we will be tackling the issues that residents have raised with us that matter to them most.

“Officers can also get to the heart of any problems by speaking to residents about any concerns they are having and look at ways to resolve them.”

Activities during the week include:

• Engaging with residents along Radford Boulevard to raise awareness of the services Nottingham City Council’s Waste Management Team provide such as the free Bulky Waste Service. Officers from Community Protection will also be checking trade waste licenses.

• Work by Nottingham City Council’s FIDO Teams on dog fouling hotspots in the area. Officers will also be talking to residents about how they can report irresponsible dog owners and encouraging dog owners to bag it and bin it.

• Nottingham City Homes will be working in the area to identifying potential environmental schemes around Garfield Court, Bramcote Street and Cleveland Close.

• Nottingham City Council’s Street Scene and Graffiti Teams will be deep cleaning areas such as the Park Tunnel on the Park Estate and cleansing and removing rubbish from car parks and hotpot streets in the area.

• Local Policing teams will be in the area meeting residents at a number of Steeet surgeries (10am on Tuesday at St Peter’s Church, Churchfield Lane; 1.00pm on Wednesday at John Carroll Leisure Centre and at 2.45pm on Thursday at TOAST café, Derby Road). They will also be supporting various traffic operations across the area and carrying out additional evening patrols.

• The Civil Enforcement Response Team will be enforcing parking on yellow lines to reduce congestion in the area and safety around schools and shopping areas.

• A large scale programme of tree works on Radford Boulevard will be started during the Week of Action.

• Groundwork Greater Nottingham will be working with Street Scene to clean up and litter pick John Carroll play area to improve the area for local children and families.

• Nottingham City Homes carrying out consultation event at the Woodlands on 26 March to explore a possible celebration event for the 10th anniversary of NCH and to promote our tenant involvement activities

• There will be a meet and greet with the local MP and local councillors at Meden Gardens, from 2pm until 3pm and Garfield Court from 3pm – 4pm on Thursday 26 March. They will also be visiting the Radford Care Group on Prospect Street on Friday 27 March from 11am until 1pm.

• There will be a litter pick and cleansing operations on Forster Street playground and Redoubt Street on Friday 27 March

• Residents and local councillors will be visiting a landscaping scheme on Argyle Street to see how improvement works are progressing.

Any residents wishing to find out more about the week can contact Rob Gabbitas, Neighbourhood Development Officer for Radford and Park on 07932 430715.

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