Residents living on four Tamworth estates are being encouraged to do their bit to help improve the areas where they live by joining an estate walkabout.
Four walkabouts have been organised by Tamworth Borough Council over the coming months in Amington, Stonydelph, Kettlebrook and Bolehall.
Residents are invited to join housing officers, caretakers, police, Street Scene and other organisations on the tours of their estates, where they will be able to identify problems and make suggestions on how to improve the area.
The first walkabout takes place on in Amington on Wednesday May 22. It will start at the Amington ARCH in the Kerria Centre at 1pm with a briefing session, followed by a tour of the estate where all the issues raised and problems identified by residents will be logged.
A number of pupils from Amington Heath Primary School will also be taking part on the day.
The roads, which will be visited during the walkabout, are Trefoil, Sorrel, Sorbus, Nemesia, Spruce, Madrona, Kerria Road, Saffron, Magnolia and Tilia Road.
An action plan to tackle the issues raised will then be put together, and used to plan improvement work.
Organisers of the walkabout are hoping that a large number of Amington residents will join in the walkabout and have their say on issues and concerns affecting the area where they live.
Cllr Michael Greatorex, Cabinet Member for Housing, said, “The estate walkabouts are the ideal opportunity for residents to tell us exactly what needs to be done in the areas where they live, and to be involved in tackling those issues. I would encourage residents of Amington to get involved on May 22, as they are the best people to tell us how things can be improved.”
Anyone who would like to join the walkabout should go along to Amington ARCH just before 1pm.
Further estate walkabouts will take place in Stonydelph on June 19, Kettlebrook on July 10 and Bolehall on August 21.
Anyone who feels their estate would benefit from a walkabout should contact Tamworth Borough Council’s tenant involvement team on freephone 0800 183 0454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.