Partners from across Bestwood are coming together to have a ‘Day of Action’ in the area on Wednesday 15 April.

The ‘Day of Action’ will tackle issues raised by residents in the area and will see a focus on tenant involvement, welfare advice, recycling, anti social behaviour and dog fouling. There will be focus on cleaning up the area as well as educating residents on how to report issues and taking pride in their area.

Nottingham City Council, Nottingham City Homes and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service will have stands in the area to provide information to local people to help keep the area cleaner and safer

Streets to be targeted include: Arnside Road, Oakington Close, Orlock Walk, Torbay Crescent, Wyton Close, Cairns Close and Belconnen Road.

Dave Halstead, Head of Neighbourhood Operations at Nottingham City Council, said: “Our ‘Days of Action’ provide an effective opportunity for all partners to work together and really blitz an area. Officers can get to the heart of any problems by speaking to residents about any concerns they are having and look at ways to resolve them.”

Nottingham City Council’s Cleaning Teams will focus on cleaning the area, with the FIDO machine removing dog fouling and the Graffiti Team checking the area and removing any tags. They will also carry out maintenance of grass and shrubberies, litter pick and sweep exterior paths and clean garage areas and remove fly-tips.

Staff from Nottingham City Homes will focus on engaging with residents and promoting support services such as Nottingham City Council’s free bulky waste collection. Small improvements and repairs will also be carried out in flat blocks by the Repairs Team.

The Civil Enforcement Response Team (CERT) will also be using the ANPR car in the area to clamp down on untaxed and uninsured vehicles. The CERT officers will be highly visible in the area and will identify parking offences, issue tickets and deliver educational leaflets.