Neighbourhood and environmental improvements
Red Kite has promised a sum of £400,000 each year for the next five years (until Dec 2016) to be spent on neighbourhood and environmental improvements.
We want you to tell us how you would like to spend this.
What is a neighbourhood or environmental improvement?
A neighbourhood or environmental improvement is something which improves the quality of life for tenants and leaseholders as well as the local community. Examples could be things like:
- Improved off road and estate car parking
- Improved external lighting and security lighting
- Repairs to walkways, pathways and other hard landscaping
- Enhanced landscaping features around homes
- Enhanced communal drying areas
- Improved street block signs
- Improved rubbish storage and disposal systems
- Improved recycling facilities
How do I apply?
You need to complete a Neighbourhood Improvement application form [pdf] 99KB and return it to us. Before you do this however you should:-
- Have a chat with your neighbourhood officer or housing support officer to see what they think about the suggestion and whether it fits with the long term investment priorities for the community. They may be able to give you some additional ideas.
- Think about the practicalities – is it something that will really improve your neighbourhood? Do you think it really is feasible? Would it be cost effective?
- Contact other tenants, leaseholders and members of the community to see if they support your suggestion. If you need some help doing this please let us know.
What happens next?
We will have a look at the improvement and see whether it would be feasible. We will need to check things such as whether it is on land which belongs to us and whether we need to get permission from any other organisations. It may mean that a further consultation is carried out to see what other residents think about the idea.
All proposals will be considered by your neighbourhood interest group which meets once a month who will look at whether the proposal
- meets tenant / leaseholder priorities;
- addresses potential health and safety and security concerns;
- considers and provides for on-going operating / maintenance costs
Once the neighbourhood interest group has considered the improvement we will let you know whether or not the proposal has been supported and the likely time scale.