Improving the Vue with WDH support

Published 18 May 2015


The entrance to the Belle Vue estate in Wakefield has been spruced up as part of a WDH Love Where You Live community project.

Earlier this month a joint effort between WDH, Wakefield Council and Belle Vue Community Association saw the area benefit from a litter pick, planting and a coat of paint around the ‘Welcome to Belle Vue’ sign.

WDH’s Tenant Involvement Officer Chris Croxall, who helped out at the event, said: “The community association has worked hard since it was formed four years ago to raise the profile of the area and highlight issues that really matter to residents.

“It’s been a pleasure to support their efforts to improve the community and we hope they will recruit more members as a result.”

Association secretary Neil Phillips said they would like to get more young people involved so they can have their say.

Neil added: “We hold monthly meetings which are generally well attended and I feel that as a community we are now far more confident in reporting fly tipping, nuisance neighbours, drug activity and other anti-social behaviour to the relevant authorities.

“We have held several estate-wide Love Where You Live events, litter picks, ‘pick up or pay up’ signs have been painted and we were involved in the initial stages of transforming the old WDH compound at the bottom of Birch Street into the wonderful ‘grow space’ that it is today.

“Without the support of all those involved we quite simply wouldn't be here four years down the road.”




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