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Neighbourhood Action Plan SUMMARY

April 2011 - March 2012

Adswood (west), Larkhill and Bradshaw Hall Estates, Cheadle Hulme Introduction This Neighbourhood Action Plan (NAP) has been developed for Adswood, Larkhill Estate, Bradshaw Hall and Cheadle Hulme by Stockport Homes in partnership with customers, services and organisations working and living in Brinnington. This NAP covers the area which forms part of Stockport Council’s Priority 1 Regeneration Area (Adswood and Bridgehall) and adjoining areas. The Neighbourhood is located within Stockport Homes’ West Area Housing Team and is managed by a Neighbourhood Housing Officer (NHO), contact details are below.

Contact Details: Neighbourhood Housing Officer: Telephone: Email:

NAPs are developed in order to identify the key issues in a neighbourhood and to develop actions to address these issues. NAPs can cover a range of social, economic and environmental issues, which includes housing, the environment, community safety, leisure and access to services and facilities. NAPs are influenced by a range of existing polices, strategies and action plans at national, regional and local levels. The information used to develop the NAP links to Stockport Council’s strategic plans and supports People, Places strategic objectives. The NAP has been developed by analysing data about the area, looking at current and developing policies and plans in the area, results of consultation with customers and talking to other partners and services about their plans for their areas.

West Area Housing Team Gill Thompson 0161 474 2952 gill.thompson@stockporthomes.org


Neighbourhood and Customer Profile

The NAP covers four residential areas and a number of dispersed properties, comprising of bungalows, flats, houses and two studio flats. In addition to a number of garage units, play and landscaped areas within the neighbourhoods.

Neighbourhood Activity 2010-2011 A range of projects have been delivered over the last 12 months. This has included physical improvements to properties and within the neighbourhood, in addition to a programme of activities and events throughout the year. Regular updates have been made to customers through neighbourhood newsletters and this will continue this year. The following highlights the key areas of activity over the last 12 months: • Estate Improvement works have been carried out to provide self closers to the rear communal doors and new signage, two untidy shrub areas have been cleared of shrubs and turfed at Gillbent Road, new signage at Adswood Road flats and paving at Dorset Avenue to provide recycling facilities has been completed.

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Adswood Fun Day • Kitchen and bathroom replacement programme completed at Bradshaw Hall Estate in Cheadle Hulme. • A range of children and young people projects have taken place including an under 11s world football competition and mini Olympics during the summer at Adder Park, Adswood. • A programme providing new front fencing and gates to properties on the Larkhill Estate in Cheadle Hulme has been completed. • The Adswood and Bridgehall Community fun day took place during July involving all members of the community. • Stockport Homes in partnership with Stockport Probation Service, carried out a large scale litter pick on the Adswood Estate.

Neighbourhood Action Plan

The NAP covers a range of properties, the following describes the four residential areas, in addition there are a number of dispersed properties covered by the NAP. The first area Adswood, mainly a residential area, lies to the north west of Gardners Lane, there are a range of local shops and services off the main road. The nearest park is Adder Park, a small local open space with facilities for ball games and a play area. There are two local primary schools within the neighbourhood, but no secondary school. In addition there is a youth club and community building with access to Sure Start and the local Neighbourhood Renewal Team. The neighbourhood covers four distinctive areas, in addition to a number of dispersed properties, covering two wards, Cheadle Hulme South and Davenport and Cale Green. Adswood is mainly a residential area and lies to the north west of Gardners Lane, there are a range of local shops and services off the main road. The nearest park is Adder Park, a small local open space with facilities for ball games and a play area. There are two local primary schools within the neighbourhood, but no secondary school. In addition there is a youth club and community building with access to Sure Start.

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Larkhill Estate, a predominately residential area north of Adswood Road, is primarily family accommodation and a Sheltered Housing Scheme is located off Wimbourne Close. To the north of the estate is a large industrial estate, east of the main railway line with residential areas to the south and west. The nearest park is Adswood Park which contains a mix of formal and informal leisure facilities. There are local shops and facilities within walking distance, and Cheadle Hulme and Cheadle Town Centre within half a mile. Cheadle Hulme contains a number of miscellaneous properties, these are within predominately residential areas, the closest shopping centre is Cheadle Hulme district centre. Within the area are a number of informal and formal park and leisure facilities. There are a number of local primary schools and a secondary school. Bradshaw Hall Estate is located south of Turves Road and is bounded to the west by open space and the A34 Kingsway and residential areas. The estate is predominately family accommodation but includes a number of low rise blocks and a Sheltered Housing Scheme, Brereton Court. The nearest parade of shops and facilities are within a quarter of a mile along Turves Road and Cheadle Town Centre, approximately a mile to the north east. There is one primary school within the area, but no secondary

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school. There is no formal park within the area, however a large community open space is provided off Bradshaw Hall Road, providing football pitches and a new play area for children and young people. In addition, part of the NAP includes a priority one area as defined by the Stockport Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy. Cheadle Hulme South Ward has a population of 13,470 people and the majority of residents are aged 30-59 years old. The majority of residents are owner occupiers and there is a below average number of residents renting from the local authority. The ward has a higher number of people who own one or more in comparison to the borough average. The population in Davenport and Cale Green Ward is 14,225 and the majority of residents are aged 30-59. Within the ward there are a higher number of residents renting from the local authority and the majority of residents have access to a car or van. The majority of residents are from a white background, however the ward experiences a higher than Borough average number of residents from white black and African backgrounds than the Borough average. Within the neighbourhood the majority of Stockport Homes’ customers are aged 40-54 (32.90%), with a high percentage of

customers aged 25-39 years old. Stockport Homes’ customers are involved in many ways to ensure that all customers have the chance to get involved and influence the decisions and services received that affect their home and neighbourhood. In addition to a range of ways customers can get involved, the neighbourhood benefits from an active Tenants’ and Residents’ Association (TRA) on Larkhill Estate.

Customer consultation

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Frequency in which actions will be reviewed. Key:

Monthly

M

Quarterly Q

B

Yearly

Y

Stockport Homes’ Strategic Aim

NAP Objective

Neighbourhood Issue

Maximize contributions of social inclusion

The neighbourhood is a safe place to live

Limited reporting of crime Adswood and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) around young people

Continue to develop campaign to increase reports of ASB

Drug related issues

Continue to develop links with external partners to support work with customers

May 11 to Mar 12

Support use of Probation Services to undertake environmental clean ups

May 11 to Mar 12

Deliver programme of clean ups

May 11 to Mar 12

There is a good quality Environmental issues local environment relating to graffiti, litter and fly tipping

Sub Area

Bi-annually

Adswood

Estate wide

Estate wide

Action

Timescale May 11 to Mar 12

M

M

M

M Estate wide

Deliver programme of monthly community skips

May 11 to Mar 12

M Accumulation of waste

Lack of recycling facilities

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Neighbourhood Action Plan

Estate wide

Estate wide

Work with Area Conditions Officer to identify offenders and take enforcement action

May 11 to Mar 12

Identify new areas for recycling and storage facilities in flats and develop action plan

May 11 to Mar 12

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Q


Stockport Homes’ Strategic Aim

NAP Objective

Neighbourhood Issue

Maximize contributions of social inclusion

There is a good quality Lack of provision of refuse local environment bins

No provision for cigarette litter

Sub Area

Action

Estate wide

Support Environmental Services continued programme of roll out of new bins

May 11 to Dec 11

Identify and develop improvement programme for new litter bins

May 11 to Dec 11

Estate wide

Timescale

M

Q Review of existing caretaking standards

Adswood

There are improved outcomes for children and young people

Improved play opportunities Adswood for children

There is improved economic wellbeing for local people

Levels of unemployment

Support implementation of caretaking service charges in consultation with customers

May 11 to Mar 12

Deliver diversionary activities for children

May 11 to Mar 12

M

M Adswood / Larkhill

Develop projects with Employment Support Officer

May 11 to Mar 12

M Adswood / Larkhill

Promote all courses as part of Skills for Life at tenant visits

May 11 to Mar 12

M Adswood

Estate wide

Support implementation of Blue Sky Social enterprise scheme projects

May 11 to Mar 12

Promote use of information kiosks in Bridgehall Community Centre

May 11 to Dec 11

M

M

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Stockport Homes’ Strategic Aim

NAP Objective

Neighbourhood Issue

Sub Area

Action

Maximize contributions of social inclusion

There is improved economic wellbeing for local people

Advice for people

Estate wide

Provide all customers at induction with leaflet promoting home insurance

May 11 to Mar 12

Promote Credit Union at tenant visits

May 11 to Mar 12

Limited awareness of Credit Union

Estate wide

Timescale

M

M Improve mental health wellbeing

Raise awareness of health events / activities

Estate wide

Promote activities and events to customers

May 11 to Mar 12

M Fewer people smoking

Estate wide

Support and promote Smoke Free Homes Project

Estate wide

Continue to support Lose the Fags project

Support for customers with Estate wide alcohol issues

Signpost customers to services and agencies

May 11 to Mar 12

M May 11 to Mar 12

M Ensure customers lead, drive and shape services

There is a strong local community where people feel they can improve their area

Participation in regular volunteering

Adswood / Larkhill

Support and develop delivery of annual fun days

Sep 11

Increase funding for community projects

Adswood

Support delivery of ABC participatory budget programme

May 11 to Mar 12

Y

M

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Stockport Homes’ Strategic Aim

NAP Objective

Neighbourhood Issue

Sub Area

Action

Ensure customers lead, drive and shape services

There is a strong local community where people feel they can improve their area

Increase funding for community projects

Estate wide

Encourage customers to apply for Stockport Homes' Community Fund

May 11 to Mar 12

Support development of Street Rep scheme

May 11 to Mar 12

Limited involvement of Tenants' and Residents' Association (TRA)

Estate wide

Timescale

Q

Q Larkhill Estate

Continue support to existing group

May 11 to Mar 12

Q No formal group in Adswood area

Effective asset management and maximize the use of resources to do more

There are good quality Potential allotment site housing and housing services Potential improvement project

Increase use of tool share scheme

Adswood

Larkhill Estate

Investigate potential development of new TRA group and implement if feasible

May 11 to Mar 12

Investigate potential to locate within estate

Jun 11 to Mar 12

Q

Q Adswood

Adswood

Undertake option appraisal of Barnfield Road site and develop action plan

Jun 11 to Mar 12

Encourage customers to use garden tool scheme

May 11 to Mar 12

Q

Q Vacant and underused land Estate wide potential to be redeveloped

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Support identification of unsustainable property and sites within the neighbourhood

Neighbourhood Action Plan

May 11 to Mar 12

Q

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Stockport Homes’ Strategic Aim

NAP Objective

Neighbourhood Issue

Effective asset management and maximize the use of resources to do more

There are good quality Long term sustainability of housing and housing garage sites services Age restricted properties

Poor condition of private property

Perception of neighbourhood

Sub Area

Action

Estate wide

Deliver programme of improvement in sustainable garages

May 11 to Mar 12

Deliver age restricted review on properties in consultation with existing customers

May 11 to Mar 12

Review opportunities with partners to offer improvements to owners

Jun 11 to Dec 11

Promote projects in Neighbourhood Newsletter and other media

May 11 to Mar 12

Support development of neighbourhood agreement

May 11 to Mar 12

Estate wide

Larkhill Estate

Estate wide

Improve communications and awareness of roles and responsibilities for customers and partners

Adswood

Improvements required as part of Planned Maintenance and Capital Programmes

Estate wide

Improvements to physical appearance of neighbourhood

Estate wide

Neighbourhood Action Plan

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Hall Meadow

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Timescale

Deliver annual Capital and Planned Maintenance Programmes

May 11 to Mar 12

Work with customers to identify and implement Estate Improvement Budget projects

May 11 to Mar 12

Review existing grounds maintenance to remove vegetation and develop action plan

May 11 to Jun 11

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Y

Q

Q


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