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Our Safe and Sound Estates Programme

We've committed to major investment in our estates across the borough to make them places you can be proud to call home.

Our Safe and Sound Estates Programme will support our ambitions to have healthy and active local communities, bringing opportunities for residents to get involved in this multi-million pound investment in the borough's estates.

It will improve our estates through works that will enhance the facilities and green spaces to better meet the needs of the community. The aim is for this long-term programme to bring economic benefits and increased opportunities for local residents.

Three estates will be in the first wave of activity: Felmores, Lee Chapel North, and Five Links.

Teams from across the council will be working on the estates over the coming months to make various improvements in the area for the benefit of our residents.

The range of improvement works will include: 

  • Waste and recycling facilities
  • On the spot repairs 
  • Tree and shrub maintenance
  • Litter picking 
  • External bin stores, open spaces and communal areas
  • Hard and soft landscaping and fencing
  • Designing out crime and improved security - lighting and CCTV
  • Signage
  • Accessibility (which might include installing ramps and widening entrances)
  • Parking - demolishing unused garages, extending existing parking spaces
  • And more!

Felmores estate improvement events 

As part of our Safe and Sound works on the Felmores estate, we will be running a series of community events. These are to engage with residents on how they can get involved in improving their estate, and find out what further improvements they would want to see. The dates for the events will be:

  • Wednesday 3 Aug - 11am-3pm - Littlebury Green, on green area by the basketball cage
  • Wednesday 10 Aug - 11am-3pm - Malyons, green area at entrance to Malyons
  • Wednesday 17 Aug - 11am-3pm - Plumley's - green area in between Plumley's & Little Searles
  • Wednesday 24 Aug - 11am-3pm - Fun Event in Parkside

There will be a gazebo located at each of the above sites from 11am-3pm. There will be a range of council officers and relevant partners to provide advice and support for residents, including: 

  • Tenancy and Estate Management officers
  • ASB officers
  • Resident Involvement officers
  • Income officers
  • Citizens Advice
  • Property and repair contractor representatives (Morgan Sindall)
  • Fire service
  • Police
  • Community Safety Wardens
  • Representatives from Swan Housing Association