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Neighbourhood Action Plan SUMMARY

April 2011 - March 2012

Offerton Introduction This Neighbourhood Action Plan (NAP) has been developed for Offerton by Stockport Homes in partnership with customers, services and organisations working and living in the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is located within Stockport Homes’ East Area Housing Team, the area is managed by one Neighbourhood Housing Officer (NHO) and contact details are on the cover page. The neighbourhood is managed by Offerton Neighbourhood Management Board, established in November 2010 to oversee the development and delivery of an Area Action Plan for Offerton. The board is chaired by Stockport Homes, and includes key service areas working in Offerton, including representatives from the Primary Health Care Trust, Greater Manchester

Contact Details: Neighbourhood Housing Officer: Telephone: Email:

Police, Environmental, Regeneration and Children and Young People’s services. This NAP dovetails with the Area Action Plan and will support the work of the Neighbourhood Management Board. 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. It has been developed in partnership with customers and partners living and working within the neighbourhood.

East Area Housing Team Sara Maw 0161 474 2405 sara.maw@stockporthomes.org


Stockport Homes manages 594 properties comprising of 62 bungalows, 118 flats and 414 houses. In addition Stockport Homes manages a number of garage units, landscaped areas and play areas within the neighbourhood. Neighbourhood Plans are influenced by a range of existing polices, strategies and action plans at national, regional and local levels. The information used to develop the plan links to Stockport Council’s strategic plans and suppor Place and People wider 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.

Neighbourhood Activity 2010-2011 A range of projects have been delivered in the neighbourhood over the last 12 months. This has included physical improvements to properties and the neighbourhood, in addition to a programme of activities and events throughout the year. Regular updates have been made to customers through the Neighbourhood Newsletters, and this will continue throughout this year. The following highlights the key areas of activity of the last 12 months in Offerton: • A programme of community clean ups and estate walkabouts across Offerton with partners and residents

• Supported a range of events and activates, including Offerton in Bloom Day, Halloween, Sports Days, Christmas Fair and Make a Difference Day in October attended by over 150 residents • A programme of environmental improvement schemes at Ashway Clough and Blazemoss Bank • Participatory Budgeting Events in July 2010 and March 2011, over £40,000 allocated to community groups across Offerton • Nine new homes completed on the former Marlhill Court sheltered scheme • Partnership working with Credit Union, Manchester and District Housing to promote Credit Union across the estate • Works across the neighbourhood to replace kitchen and bathrooms • Support the development of the Area Action Plan by Offerton Neighbourhood Management Board • Support to Offerton pilot Newlove Neighbourhood project and supported two visits in 2011 by Baroness Newlove • Initial consultation with residents and services on the development of a neighbourhood agreement for Offerton

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Neighbourhood and Customer Profiles The Offerton NAP is geographically within Offerton Ward and Stepping Hill Area Committee. Offerton lies approximately two miles to the east of the centre of Stockport. The area is predominately residential in character, there are large areas of greenspace within and surrounding the area and the hills of the Peak District to the east. The main estate was constructed during the 1960s and early 1970s and was constructed on the ‘Radburn principles’ which focus on a great number of cul-de-sacs with walk ways and green spaces.

The neighbourhood contains a variety of open spaces for use by informal and formal activities. Half Moon Lane recreation ground provides a play area and multi-use games area, in addition there are a number of local community play spaces across the estate. Works to improve the play facilities have recently taken place at Half Moon Lane, Sleddale Close and Stansbury Place.

Within the neighbourhood the majority of Stockport Homes’ customers are aged 25-54 (54%), a significant number are aged 65 and above (35%) and Offerton is the third highest neighbourhood with residents aged 16-24. Of the 592 customers which data is held living in the neighbourhood, 2% of residents are from a Black Minority Ethnic (BME) background, which is significantly below the Borough average, and 24% indicated a disability.

Offerton has two distinctive shopping areas, one off Hexham Close, which provides local convenience stores and a community centre and a second off Lisburne Lane, which is currently part of a larger regeneration project being managed by Stockport Council. There are a number of primary and secondary schools within the neighbourhood. Within the area the Dialstone Centre, a former school, provides a range of social and educational activities for all members of the community.

Marlhill Close - Completed

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Frequency in which actions will be reviewed. Key:

Monthly

M

Quarterly Q

Bi-annually

B

Yearly

Y

Stockport Homes’ Strategic Aim

NAP Objective

Neighbourhood Issue

Sub Area

Action

Maximize contribution to social inclusion

The neighbourhood is a safe place to live

Drug related issues

Estate wide

Continue to monitor and report activity to support Greater Manchester Police (GMP) projects

May 11 to Mar 12

Raise awareness of illegal motorcycling and take action as appropriate

Sep 11 to Mar 12

Estate wide

Deliver programme of clean ups

Estate wide

Deliver programme of monthly community skips

May 11 to Mar 12

Estate wide

Raise awareness and enforcement of dog fouling

Incidents of motorbike / quad bike

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

Estate wide

Timescale

Q

Q

Q May 11 to Mar 12

Q Lack of recycling facilities

Estate wide

Estate wide

Improve grounds maintenance services

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Neighbourhood Action Plan

Estate wide

Identify new areas for recycling facilities and programme of improvements

May 11 to Mar 12

Support Environmental Services continued programme of roll out of the recycling bins

May 11 to Dec 11

Work with the Council to review the standard and quality of grounds maintenance

May 11 to Sep 11

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Q

Q


Stockport Homes’ Strategic Aim

NAP Objective

Neighbourhood Issue

Maximize contribution to social inclusion

There is a good quality Development of caretaking local environment service across all areas

Poor condition of gardens

There are improved outcomes for children and young people

Sub Area

Action

Estate wide

Consult with customers not currently receiving caretaking services

May 11 to Mar 12

Identify poor gardens and develop programme of improvement and enforcement action if required

Apr 11 to Oct 11

Support improvements to provide additional play facilities

May 11 to Mar 12

Estate wide

Improved play opportunities Half Moon for children Lane

Timescale

Y

M

Q Diversionary activities for children during school holidays

Estate wide

Opportunity to develop youth centre

Estate wide

Support development of programme of activities for young people

May 11 to Mar 12

Support improvements to provision of youth facilities

May 11 to Mar 12

Q

Q There is improved economic wellbeing for local people

High levels of unemployment

Estate wide

Develop projects with Employment Support Officer

May 11 to Mar 12

Q Rent arrear issues

Estate wide

Support to customers to reduce rent through regular rent surgeries

May 11 to Mar 12

Q Limited awareness of credit Estate wide union

Promote Credit Union at tenant visits

May 11 to Mar 12

Q

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Stockport Homes’ Strategic Aim

NAP Objective

Neighbourhood Issue

Sub Area

Action

Maximize contribution to social inclusion

There is better health and mental wellbeing for residents

Alcohol issues

Estate wide

Support Mosaic project and promote to customers

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

Engaging with customers

Ensure customers lead, drive and shape services

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May 11 to Nov 11

Q Estate wide

Support implementation of the Baroness Newlove project action plan

May 11 to Mar 12

Q

Support monthly Offerton Together Forum Raise awareness of the Community Foundation Programme

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

Timescale

Estate Wide Support the identification and delivery of projects

May 11 to Dec 11

Q

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

Estate wide

Implement programme of improvement on sustainable garages

May 11 to Mar 12

Long term sustainability of commercial properties

Estate wide

Work with the community to review and agree long term use of former Parish Centre at Hexham Close

Jun 11 to Aug 11

Vacant and underused land Estate wide potential to be redeveloped

Support identification of unsustainable property and sites within the neighbourhood

May 11 to Mar 12

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

Develop and implement a Neighbourhood Agreement in partnership with residents and services

May 11 to Dec 11

Neighbourhood Action Plan

Block wide

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Y

B

Q

Y


Stockport Homes’ Strategic Aim

NAP Objective

Neighbourhood Issue

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

There are good quality Perception of Offerton housing and housing services

Sub Area

Action

Estate wide

Promote projects in Neighbourhood Newsletter and other media

May 11 to Mar 12

Support development of an annual fun day

Jun 11 to Jul 11

Estate wide

Timescale

Q

Y Implementing neighbourhood management in Offerton

Estate wide

Improvements to physical appearances of neighbourhood

Estate wide

Poor condition of owner occupiers property

Estate wide

Works required as part of capital and planned maintenance works

Estate wide

Support development of Offerton Area Action Plan in partnership with Neighbourhood Management Board

May 11 to Mar 12

Work with customers to identify and implement Estate Improvement Budget projects

May 11 to Mar 12

Work with Environmental Services to identify and take appropriate enforcement action

May 11 to Mar 12

Implement Capital and Planned Maintenance Programmes

May 11 to Mar 12

Q

Y

Q

Q Estate wide

Review and develop programme of fencing across estate

May 11 to Mar 12

Q Age restriction review

Estate wide

Implement age restriction review in consultation with customers

May 11 to Dec 11

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Introduction Offerton April 2011 - March 2012 Police, Environmental, Regeneration and Children and Young People’s services. This NAP dovetai...