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West Area Housing Office Neighbourhood News Winter 2011/12: Issue 8

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appy New Year and welcome to the winter edition of the West Area Housing Office neighbourhood newsletter.

We hope that you will find it interesting and informative. On an area basis we have listed the issues that customers, partners and Neighbourhood Housing Officers (NHOs) have identified and what has been done to address them. Each area has a neighbourhood action plan (NAP), if you would like more information about what has been planned for where you live, please do not hesitate to contact your NHO at the West Area Housing Office or visit our website www.stockporthomes.org If you are interested in improving where you live, I am pleased to inform you that over ÂŁ400,000 across the Borough has been made available through a Neighbourhood Budget and Community Fund. A customer panel and customers attending area forum meetings have been vetting and allocating the funding. We also have a Funding Officer, Mark Rogers who has been helping staff and

customers apply for external funding for local community projects. If you have any ideas for community activities or small environmental projects, your NHO can help you apply for funding. Please do not hesitate to contact the West Area Housing Office, where we will be happy to help. Meanwhile, we have received a number of alerts about bogus callers, so just a seasonal reminder about checking door step caller identity before you let them into your home. All staff and contractors that are acting on behalf of Stockport Homes are issued with ID cards and are required to show them when they call on customers. The utility companies work on the same basis. So if you are not shown ID, do not let callers into your home! Wishing you a happy and safe New Year.

Maria Lindars

West Area Housing Manager West Area Housing Office Neighbourhood News Winter 2011/12

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Area Covered: Bramhall. Melinda Waterhouse: Neighbourhood Housing Officer

Estate Walkabout

New outside tap at Lumb House

Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

At the Birch House laundry one washing machine is not working and the other one is leaking.

A new washing machine was installed and the other machine was repaired in September 2011.

At Birch House the overflow pipe and guttering is leaking.

The repairs were completed in August 2011.

Steps to the fire door near the car park are breaking up at Birch House.

The steps were repaired in July 2011.

The carpet is dirty following investment work at Birch House.

The carpets were cleaned in August 2011.

Could we have an outside tap to water the flowers at Lumb House.

A new outside tap was installed in August 2011.

Untidy gardens were identified on Lumb Lane.

Residents were contacted by the Neighbourhood Housing Officer (NHO) who worked with them to improve their gardens to an acceptable standard and ensure that this continues in the future.

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Area Covered:

Contact us Cheadle Hulme.

Sara Mansell, Melinda Waterhouse and Val Percy: Neighbourhood Housing Officers Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said..

We did...

Bushes on the land between Granville Road and Larkhill Road are overgrown.

The bushes were cut back in September 2011.

There is graffiti on the concrete panel fence between Athlone Avenue and Dorset Avenue.

The graffiti was removed by Streetscene in August 2011.

There is litter on the area of land between Dorset Avenue and Larkhill Road.

In August 2011 our Caretakers undertook a litter pick in this area and removed litter on the estate.

Damage was caused to fencing and trees due to children playing on the land at the corner of Dorset Avenue and Larkhill Road.

A lock was put on the gate in June 2011 to restrict access to this area.

The roundabout on Haycroft was very overgrown with trees and shrubs, restricting the vision of drivers.

In August 2011 the area was cut back and tidied.

There is graffiti to a property on Grange Avenue.

Graffiti reported to Stockport Direct who removed the graffiti within 48 hours in August 2011.

There is a lack of parking facilities at Warwick Close.

Residents have been consulted on plans to increase the number of parking spaces and provide new signage for the block. To be completed by March 2012.

There is fly tipping to Grange Avenue.

Skips were provided in September 2011 to tidy up the area.

Fencing at the flats 149-171 Grange Avenue are in a poor condition.

New fencing and gates have been provided to the front and side of the block and we are currently waiting for new fencing to be installed to the rear gardens. This will be completed by March 2012.

Fencing work at Grange Avenue West Area Housing Office Neighbourhood News Winter 2011/12

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Area Covered: Lancashire Hill. Mark Topping and Gill Thompson: Neighbourhood Housing Officers

Lancashire Hill Easter Egg Hunt and new play area opening

Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

Cigarette bins outside the entrances of The Bentleys, Stonemill Terrace, Pendlebury Towers and Hanover Towers have been damaged.

New bins have been provided at The Bentleys and Stonemill Terrace and will also be provided at Pendlebury and Hanover Towers by March 2012.

The white lines on external stairs throughout the entire estate need repainting.

The white lines on the steps were repainted during August 2011.

There are weeds growing on the pathways and through the bonded gravel areas in various places at Lancashire Hill.

We arranged for the Social Enterprise Team to remove all weeds. This was completed in November 2011.

Pathways and the piazza area need to be jet washed.

This was completed in July 2011.

White paint has been spilt on the road outside The Bentleys.

This was removed in August 2011.

The current heating system is inefficient and not environmentally friendly.

A new bio mass boiler (wood burning boiler) is currently being installed which will reduce our carbon footprint and be more efficient. A new access road to the boiler house is currently under construction and works on the whole project are due for completion December 2011.

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Area Covered:

Contact us Lancashire Hill (continued). Mark Topping and Gill Thompson: Neighbourhood Housing Officers Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

The lifts at Pendlebury and Hanover Towers need to be upgraded. They only stop at alternate floors.

New lifts, which will stop on all floors, are currently being installed within the blocks. The first new lift should be up and running by December 2011 and in January 2012 work will start on replacing the second lift.

Front doors within Hanover and Pendlebury Towers are damaged, look unsightly and need replacing.

The front doors to flats at Pendlebury and Hanover Towers have all been upgraded. This was completed July 2011.

The park needs new play equipment.

New play equipment was installed and the park was re-opened by the Easter Bunny at the Lancashire Hill Easter Egg Hunt on 12 April 2011. The event was well attended and children followed clues to find the Easter Bunny who then rewarded them with Easter eggs, some of which had been kindly donated by Sainsbury’s.

A fun day for the residents to build up community relations was requested.

A fun day was held on 16 July 2011. It was well attended by residents and partner agencies. Local groups from the estate such as the Lancashire Hill Fishing Club, Lancashire Hill Book Club and the Lancashire Hill Art Club all had stands to promote themselves.

The dumping of rubbish inside and outside the chute rooms in the low rise blocks looks unsightly.

In September samples of bags which will fit down the chutes were delivered to all the flats in the low rise blocks. Residents also received information about new charges that will be made if they are caught fly tipping in future and also that caretakers will remove any bulky items for a nominal fee starting from ÂŁ5.00.

Bulky items keep being dumped on the corridors to The Bentleys making the area look unsightly and taking the caretakers off their cleaning duties.

A skip was provided on 14 September 2011 for residents to use to dispose of bulky items.

Bushes and shrubs to the front of The Longsons are a magnet for litter and rubbish.

The bushes have now been removed and have been replaced by bonded gravel. This was completed September 2011.

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Area Covered: Heaton Norris. Mark Topping (Heaton and Norris Towers) and Ian Creveul (remainder of Heaton Norris): Neighbourhood Housing Officers Before

Refurbished garages at Ince Close

After

Painting work at Heaton and Norris Towers

Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

The grass needs re-seeding to the front of the block where it has died.

The area was re-seeded as required in July 2011.

One of the trees adjacent to the car park was obscuring a street lamp.

The tree was removed to improve the lighting and security in May 2011.

We need signs on the new car park saying ‘Residents Only’.

Signs were fitted and made so that they are highly visible in April 2011.

Some paving slabs are damaged and are presenting a tripping hazard.

The slabs were re-laid or replaced to make them safe in April 2011.

Outside the blocks look unsightly.

Exterior painting was completed in September 2011, providing protection from the elements and a great visual improvement.

Lifts within the block need replacing.

The lift replacement programme was completed in August 2011.

The shrub beds are not being maintained.

We have added the shrub beds to the front of both blocks to the Glendale / Greenspace contract so they will be maintained.

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Area Covered:

Contact us Heaton Norris (continued). Mark Topping (Heaton and Norris Towers) and Ian Creveul (remainder of Heaton Norris): Neighbourhood Housing Officers Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

A skip to assist with disposal of bulky items is needed.

A skip was provided on 29 September 2011 to assist residents in clearing bulky waste.

You asked for a housing surgery within the block.

A housing surgery is held every other Tuesday in Heaton Towers foyer giving residents the opportunity to speak with their Neighbourhood Housing Officer face to face.

You asked for more frequent walkabouts.

We have increased the frequency of estate walkabouts to bi-monthly which offers residents more opportunity to get involved and to offer their feedback.

There is a lack of recycling areas at Edmund and Ince Close.

Site visits were conducted in May 2011 with Recycling Officers to identify suitable areas for recycling facilities. Additional bins specifically for recycling will be provided and customers will be consulted. It is anticipated that the bins will be in place before March 2012.

You would like skips to be provided in Heaton Norris.

In June 2011 a community clean-up took place at Quantock Close where we provided skips for customers and did a litter pick.

Trees on Albion Close are causing maintenance issues and damage to property.

Inspections were undertaken and the necessary work was completed in August 2011.

A tarmacked area at Albion Close is full of weeds.

The matter was referred to Greenspace in August 2011 and the area is now being maintained.

Garages on Ince Close are in poor condition.

These were refurbished April 2011.

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Area Covered: Heaton Chapel. Catherine Pownall: Neighbourhood Housing Officer Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

There is graffiti, fly tipping and litter on Marbury Road and the Holcombe Walk area.

We reported this to Stockport Direct and the Area Caretaking Service who arranged for removal in July and August 2011.

There are untidy gardens on Ambleside Road, Greystone Walk, Blackbrook Road and Marbury Road.

We worked with residents and partner agencies to improve the conditions of gardens. We also provided skips for estate clean-ups in July and September 2011.

There are damaged paths and curbs on Blackbrook Road.

We reported this to Stockport Council. The Highways Department repaired the damage in September 2011.

There is an overgrown grassed area at the Carnforth Road Garage Site.

We arranged for the area to be cleared and sprayed in September 2011.

There is dog fouling to the rear of Greenbank flats.

We worked with residents, as well as the Dog Warden Service and Area Caretaking Service, to improve this site in September 2011.

New fencing is required at Marbury Road, Blackbrook Road and Greenbank.

A new fencing programme to Marbury Road, Blackbrook Road and Greenbank will be completed by March 2012.

Tenants requested recycling provisions at Blackbrook Road and Marbury Road flats.

Installation of recycling provisions at Blackbrook Road and Marbury Road flats was completed August 2011.

You wanted improvements to the communal area at Lambs Fold.

Landscaping and garden furniture was supplied for residents in September 2011.

You wanted improvements to Liverpool Close play area.

The play area was updated with a new landscaped area and extra parking for the residents. This was completed August 2011.

The large recycling bins were set alight at Grosvenor House.

This was reported to the Environmental Services Department and the bin was replaced in August 2011.

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Area Covered:

Contact us York Street and Hollywood Towers. Linda Brooks: Neighbourhood Housing Officer

Hollywood Park fun day

Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

We need extra recycling bins for Bowdon House.

Three extra recycling bins were provided in July 2011.

There is a lack of litter bins on the York Street Estate.

In August 2011 new rubbish bins were fitted outside Pembroke House, Lancaster House, Durham House and Bowdon House to help reduce litter on the estate. They are regularly emptied by the on-site caretaker.

The external walls at Palatine House look unsightly.

In July 2011 cladding work was completed at Palatine House.

The entrance of Hollywood requires improvements.

The entrance to Hollywood Towers was painted in August 2011.

The communal area of Palatine House is unsightly and residents are unable to sit out and enjoy this area.

Landscaping work to the rear of Palatine House has been carried out to improve the area.

Recycling facilities are well used on York Street and more provisions are required.

In August 2011 we installed a new recycling area at the side of Durham and Lancaster House.

The tree in Pembroke House communal garden needs cutting down.

The tree was cut down in May 2011.

Bushes at the front of Lancaster House and Pembroke House were dead and needed replacing.

We requested a quotation for this work in September 2011 and will go ahead if budgets allow.

No ball games signs for Pembroke communal garden are needed.

Signs are on order and will be fitted by March 2012.

Chatham House rear lights are constantly on during the day.

Lights reported and repaired in September 2011.

Lancaster House communal floor tiles were lifting.

Floor tiles were repaired in July 2011.

Hollywood Towers no smoking sign and no dogs allowed sign required.

These signs were put up in July 2011.

An extra recycling bin is required at Hollywood Towers.

One bin is on order and will be installed by January 2012.

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Area Covered: Cheadle Heath. Hayley Wild: Neighbourhood Housing Officer Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

Litter is a problem on the Walnut Tree Estate.

We have contacted the Council’s Environmental Services Department and arranged for road sweeping frequency to be increased from a ‘need-basis’ to weekly from September 2011.

There is fly tipping on Stockport Road, Laburnum Way and Bosley Road.

We arranged for its removal by the Area Caretaking Service in September 2011.

There is graffiti on a lamp post on Bosley and Swythamley Road.

We reported this to Stockport Direct who arranged removal of the graffiti in September 2011.

There are untidy gardens on Walnut Tree Road and Bosley Road.

We sent letters to residents to tidy up the gardens in July, August and September 2011 and the roads have improved.

There is Litter on Cypress Close.

This was reported to Stockport Direct who arranged a clean-up in September 2011.

There is a lack of recycling provisions at Northgate Road flats.

Installation of recycling provisions at Northgate Road flats commenced in September 2011. Works to be completed by March 2012.

There is a lack of recycling facilities on the Walnut Tree Estate.

Residents have been provided with recycling bins. Recycling Officers and NHOs conducted a ‘Right Thing, Right Bin’ event where the use of the bins was explained.

There is litter and fly tipping on the Walnut Tree Estate.

We provided skips and a clean-up event took place in August 2011.

You’d like a fun day to bring the community together.

We organised a fun day on the Walnut Tree Estate on 23 July 2011. This was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by the children from the estate.

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Area Covered:

Contact us Cheadle, Heald Green and Gatley. Melinda Waterhouse, Val Percy (Brookfield Road Estate) and Mike Fitzsimmons (Councillor Lane Area): Neighbourhood Housing Officers

Garages at Queens and Lydney Avenue

New gate at Hathaway Close

Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

The guttering at Sycamore Walk and Oakside Close is full of weeds causing them to overflow when it rains.

All gutters were cleared of weeds and any holes repaired in July 2011.

The shrub beds at Queens Gardens and Oakside Close are full of weeds.

Shrub beds were weeded in July 2011.

The boundary hedge at Park Mount has become too high to manage.

The boundary hedge has now been reduced in height. This work was completed in August 2011.

Residents on Oak Grove, Ash Avenue and Acorn Avenue requested new fencing and gates for their properties.

Residents have been contacted to advise this work has been allocated to the 2012/2013 programme of works. Residents will be consulted on work to their property in 2012.

You requested skips on Chestnut Avenue, Ash Avenue and Brookfield Road.

Skips are now ordered on a regular basis for residents to dispose of their unwanted goods and garden refuse.

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Area Covered: Cheadle, Heald Green and Gatley (continued). Melinda Waterhouse, Val Percy (Brookfield Road Estate) and Mike Fitzsimmons (Councillor Lane Area): Neighbourhood Housing Officers Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

There is a lack of diversionary activities for children and young people on the Brookfield Road Estate.

Stockport Homes jointly funded the new multi-use games area via a Community Fund bid creating diversionary activities for young people delivered in conjunction with Stockport Sports Trust and the Tenants’ and Residents’ Association in July 2011.

Residents requested a window cleaning service at Stockport Road.

This has now been implemented from September 2011.

The shrub bed at the sides of the entrance doors at the flats at Oakside Close had become very overgrown and untidy.

In April 2011 shrubs were removed and replaced with new plants and opposite the flats, old shrubs have been removed and grass seed sown.

There are untidy gardens in Gatley.

These have now been tidied through ‘one off’ assistance from the Community Payback Scheme in July 2011. The Neighbourhood Housing Officer is also working with customers to ensure that the gardens are maintained in future.

Residents of Hathaway Close reported issues of youth nuisance.

In April 2011 a new gate was installed to stop unwanted visitors accessing this area.

Garages at Queens Gardens and Lydney Avenue look tired and need improving.

The garages have been improved and new up and over doors installed. This was completed by July 2011.

There are no recycling facilities at The Cloisters.

In July 2011 we introduced a recycling area for residents to use. We levelled off a paved area and provided bins.

A tree in the communal area appeared to be diseased.

A tree has been identified as being diseased and it will be felled and removed by December 2011.

The fencing near to the car parking bays at York Close is rotten and needs replacing.

The replacement of the fencing has been approved for completion by April 2012.

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Area Covered:

Contact us

North Reddish.

Katie Bryant: Neighbourhood Housing Officer

Fir Tree Primary School Poetry Competition

Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

There are overgrown shrubs at Barlow Walk.

We arranged for the shrubs to be pruned by Glendale in September 2011.

The roads on the Poets Corner Estate are in poor condition.

The roads were resurfaced and new tarmac was laid in July 2011.

There is fly tipping on Somers Road and at Keats House.

We arranged for the removal of the rubbish by the Area Caretaking Service in August and September 2011.

Goldsmith Road has uneven paving slabs.

We arranged for the paving slabs on Goldsmith Road to be relayed by the Highways Department in August 2011.

There is litter on Ruskin Road, Betley Road and Somers Road.

We arranged clean-ups on Ruskin Road, Betley Road and Somers Road in July, August and September 2011.

There are overgrown gardens at Thornley Lane South, Browning Road, Coleridge Road and Goldsmith Road.

Letters were sent to customers in August and gardens were improved by September 2011.

The street light on Browning Road is constantly on.

This was reported to Stockport Direct who arranged for this to be repaired in August 2011.

There is graffiti on the lamppost on Macauley Road.

We reported this to Stockport Direct who arranged for this to be removed in August 2011.

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Area Covered: North Reddish (continued). Katie Bryant: Neighbourhood Housing Officer Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

There is fly tipping on Wilton Street.

We have arranged for recycling bins to be installed to tackle the litter in this area. Works are due to be complete by March 2012.

Communal gardens at Swinburne Green, Warbeck Close, Coleridge Close and Coleridge Way need improving.

Landscaping works including the provision of washing / drying facilities and new block signage are to be installed by March 2012.

There is an overgrown garden on Somerford Road.

As a ‘one off’ the garden was cut back in September 2011 by the Social Enterprise Scheme and the Neighbourhood Housing Officer is working with the tenant to ensure that the garden is maintained in the future.

Improvements are needed to the communal area at Keats House.

Soft landscaping to the rear communal garden and extra recycling facilities will be provided by March 2012.

Concerns about anti-social behaviour (ASB) at Swinburne Green.

A new front door was provided to improve security for residents at Swinburne Green in September 2011.

Litter and bulky rubbish identified on Browning Road, Betley Road and Churchill Crescent.

‘Don’t Rubbish Reddish’ campaign on-going including the provision of regular skips and clean-ups in July, August and September 2011 to enable customers to dispose of their bulky refuse items.

There is a lack of provisions for children on the Poets Corner Estate.

We held a poetry competition in July in conjunction with Fir Tree Primary School whereby local children wrote poetry about their estate encouraging them to take pride in the area in which they live.

An area on Shelly Road is very open and fencing is damaged.

New metal gates and fencing were installed at Shelley Road to improve the appearance of the estate in August / September 2011.

Residents on the Poets Corner Estate want a reduction in the cost of utility bills.

The installation of Solar Panels to properties on Macauley Road was completed towards the end of 2011.

There’s an accumulation of refuse to the passageway on Wharfedale Road.

We worked with and alongside the Area Conditions Officer and arranged for full clearance in July 2011.

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Area Covered:

Contact us South Reddish.

Kathryn Slater (Didsbury Road Estate, Coronation Street Estate and Woodhall Crescent Area) and Catherine Pownall (remainder of South Reddish): Neighbourhood Housing Officers

Estate clean-up

Frobisher Place communal garden

Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

People are fly tipping on Woodhall Crescent.

We identified the people that were fly tipping and they were given a tenancy warning. Extra bins were also provided to encourage people to dispose of refuse responsibly.

There are untidy gardens on the Didsbury Road Estate.

Tenants were contacted by the Neighbourhood Housing Officer and supported and encouraged to bring the gardens up to an acceptable standard in May 2011.

More diversionary activities for children are needed.

In September 2011 a young photographers club was set up to help local children learn new skills.

There is a lack of recycling facilities at Chestnut Villas.

Recycling bins were provided for customers in August 2011.

Uneven flags in the communal garden on Woodhall Crescent.

All of the uneven flags were replaced in September 2011.

Skips requested for Garstone Close.

Skips provided in June 2011.

Footpath between Moorside Road and Bankhall Road is overgrown.

Cut back overgrowth and path cleared in August 2011.

Shrubs to the front of Garstone Close need to be cut back.

Pruning to shrubs completed in August 2011.

Rubbish dumped at the garage site on Hilda Grove.

All items removed in August 2011.

Water is pooling at the communal garden on Frobisher Place.

Work done to resolve the problem in May 2011.

There is black mould in the communal entrance to Langham House.

Work done to resolve the problem in May 2011.

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Area Covered: South Reddish (continued). Kathryn Slater (Didsbury Road Estate, Coronation Street Estate and Woodhall Crescent Area) and Catherine Pownall (remainder of South Reddish): Neighbourhood Housing Officers Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

There are diseased trees at Harrogate Drive.

Worked with Stockport Council’s Arboricultural Officer and Stockport Homes’ Green Space Department in September 2011 in order to prune or fell if necessary.

There’s general waste and dog fouling to Fred Perry Way.

Worked with and alongside Area Conditions Officer and arranged for full clearance in July 2011.

There’s fly tipping on Ambleside Road and Dumbarton Road.

Arranged a clean-up with the provision of skips on Ambleside Road and Dumbarton Road in July 2011.

There’s a damaged grid on Spa Close.

Reported to Stockport Direct and an urgent repair was raised on the same day. It was completed in September 2011.

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) reported on Woodhall Crescent.

Worked alongside Greater Manchester Police (GMP), the ASB Team, Stockport Council and local residents to reduce the number of incidents. ‘Street a week’ visits were conducted in August 2011 to identify any further problems. This intensive work is continuing to improve the situation within the area.

Unauthorised visitors are gaining access to communal gardens on Woodhall Crescent.

An old post that was being used by perpetrators to climb over and gain access to communal gardens has now been removed stopping trespassers. This work was completed in May 2011.

There are overgrown shrubs on the Coronation Street Estate.

These where cut back in September 2011.

There’s graffiti at Montague House.

The graffiti was removed in September 2011 and partnership working with GMP took place to identify the person responsible.

Residents at Russell Gardens wanted a reduction of utility bills.

The installation of Solar Panels at Russell Gardens was completed in July 2011.

There is ASB on Furness Grove.

After intensive work by Stockport Homes, GMP and Stockport Council, a Closure Order was granted by the courts in August 2011 and a private tenant was removed from Furness Grove.

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Area Covered:

Contact us Adswood, Bridgehall, Davenport and Cale Green. Sara Mansell (Adswood), Ian Creveul (Adswood, Davenport and Cale Green) and Mike Fitzsimmons (Bridgehall): Neighbourhood Housing Officers

ASB Closure Order at Culver Road

Community safety work at Barnfield Road West compound

Communal garden clean-up

Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

There is an accumulation of rubbish and bin bags in the communal gardens to the rear of the flats on Garners Lane and Ashburton Road which look very untidy.

Clean-up took place in May 2011.

There are several blocked grids on the highway on Otley Grove.

We arranged for the Highways Department to clear them in September 2011.

Bollards and street furniture has been damaged on Ashburton Road.

We arranged for them to be repaired by Streetscene in September 2011.

There’s graffiti on Melrose Crescent.

We arranged for it to be removed by Streetscene in September 2011.

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Area Covered: Adswood, Bridgehall, Davenport and Cale Green (continued). Sara Mansell (Adswood), Ian Creveul (Adswood, Davenport and Cale Green) and Mike Fitzsimmons (Bridgehall): Neighbourhood Housing Officers Issues identified on walkabouts and neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) You said...

We did...

There’s an increase of anti-social behaviour (ASB) on the Adswood Estate in general.

Stockport Homes worked closely with a dedicated Police Officer who has been assigned to Adswood and throughout the summer successfully obtained several Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABCs). An ASB Order was also obtained through legal action against an individual on the estate in June 2011. This intensive work continues to bring about improvements in the area.

There are untidy gardens on Astbury Crescent, Wrenbury Crescent, Neston Grove, Culver Road, Rostherne Road and Arnfield Road.

Garden inspections were undertaken during August 2011 and residents were encouraged to attend garden clearances and tidy-ups. This led to improvements in the appearance of front gardens on those particular streets. At the end of August 2011 skips were provided for residents to help them clear their gardens.

There is ASB on Culver Road.

Stockport Homes worked in partnership with Greater Manchester Police, and in July 2011 were successful in obtaining a Closure Order on the property with which the ASB was associated. The property was closed down and the tenant had to vacate the property.

Request for recycling facilities at Siddington Avenue.

A bid for Neighbourhood Budget funding was approved at the area forum in June 2011 to enable the provision of two communal recycling sites for residents at Siddington Avenue flats, Bridgehall. This work is due to be completed by April 2012.

Shrub beds at the corner of Wrenbury Crescent, Alvanley Crescent and Rainow Road need improving.

A project to improve these areas was approved at the area forums in March and the work will be completed by April 2012.

Garages at Handley Close are unsightly and need improving.

The garages were refurbished with new doors and fascias. Completed May 2011.

There is a lack of recycling facilities at Adswood Terrace.

Recycling facilities will be provided by March 2012.

On-going issues of fly tipping at Barnfield Road West compound.

We secured the site with robust locks and heightened the fence to secure the site.

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Contact us

For more information about what is happening in your area, please contact your Neighbourhood Housing Officer using the contact details below. To view the neighbourhood action plans (NAPs) please go to our website www.stockporthomes.org under ‘Our Services / Sustainable Neighbourhoods / Neighbourhood regeneration’.

West Area Office Siddington Avenue Cuddington Crescent

West Area Housing Office Bridgehall Community Centre, Siddington Avenue, Stockport SK3 8NR Tel: 0161 474 4371 Fax: 0161 477 4879 Text: 07624 808315 Email: west.area.housing@stockporthomes.org Website: www.stockporthomes.org West Area Housing Office Neighbourhood News Winter 2011/12

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