Residents' Estate Improvement Fund 2022

Closed 13 Nov 2022

Opened 17 Oct 2022

Overview

The Residents' Estate Improvement Fund

The Residents' Estate Improvement Fund 2023- 2024 is now open for your ideas. The fund is an annual investment pot that helps residents work with the Council to choose and deliver the changes they want to see on their estate. 

This can be spent on one-off, physical changes to improve outdoor and communal areas on estates, whether it’s enhancing what’s in place already or creating brand new facilities. This can include anything from providing new seating in communal spaces to installing a mural or sculpture or introducing security improvements, such as anti-climb devices, fencing and staggered barriers to prevent mopeds on pathways. It cannot be used for ongoing services or maintenance such as improved cleaning or gardening services, for CCTV, discount on rent & bills or for events and activities.

If you have an idea that doesn’t fit within this theme so cannot be used with this budget, we’ll pass on your suggestions for improvement to the relevant team in the Council. 

How does it work?

Step 1 – have your say

This can be specific ideas for changes you’d like to see, or general feedback on the types of things we should focus investment on.

Step 2 – creating proposals

We’ll use your ideas and feedback to create detailed and deliverable proposals for your estate. These will be based on your views, while ensuring any changes are sustainable to manage and maintain and do not cause unexpected issues around things like security or antisocial behaviour.

Step 3 – agreeing improvements

We’ll discuss the proposed improvements with you and agree on the final improvements to take place.

Step 4 – delivering changes

We aim to deliver these changes in 2023 - 2024 and will keep residents informed along the way.

Who can have their say?

Anyone who lives on an estate can have their say, whether they’re a Council tenant, homeowner, private renter or living in temporary accommodation. You can have your say by completing the online feedback form below.

How much funding is available and where does it come from?

The fund is part of the Council’s budget for managing and maintaining Council homes, of which each year is ring-fenced for changes influenced by residents.

The amount that can be spent on each estate will depend on the circumstances of each estate and the ideas of residents.

What type of changes can the fund be used for?

The funding can be used for one-off, physical changes to improve outdoor and communal areas on estates, whether it’s enhancing what’s in place already or creating brand new facilities.

Previous examples of improvements the funding has been used for include communal seating, security improvements, signage, redecorating communal areas or community halls, and waste and recycling facilities.

 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Residents

Interests

  • Gathering ideas