Major investment to improve neighbourhoods

12 Jun 2017

Stevenage Borough Council is to invest almost a million pounds this year to renew play areas, signs, benches, litter bins, footpaths, damaged walls and shrub beds.

The improvements are part of the council’s Our neighbourhood project, launched at Stevenage Day yesterday, which will see council staff work with residents to improve the look of all areas of the town over the next few years.

Shrub beds have already been removed or replaced in Pin Green and Shephall, 175 bins are being replaced, and signs and notice boards in parks, woodlands and commons are being updated with local information. Also underway are improvements to play areas, which have been suggested by children who play there.

Cllr Simon Speller, Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Co-operative Council at Stevenage Borough Council, said: “Stevenage is a great place to live and most people are happy with their local area. By working together co-operatively we can help keep our neighbourhoods looking good well into the future.

“People who live in each neighbourhood are best placed to tell us what they want and need in the area, and I know that many of them are happy to get involved – whether it’s coming up with ideas, planning events, or getting on with some gardening or litter-picking. We’ve already done some great work with residents in Pin Green and Shephall and I’m looking forward to doing the same in other parts of the town.”

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