Neighbourhoods and community

Community development is about bringing out the best in our communities and getting the most out of our services.

How we do this

  • strengthen community and voluntary groups
  • make services respond to what is needed locally
  • support councillors in their role as local leaders
  • join up neighbourhood activities

The three main ways to achieve this are

  1. include everyone we can by reaching out to groups who may not yet be engaged.
  2. involve local people in seeking solutions to issues that effect neighbourhoods.
  3. empower local groups, leaders and providers to make a difference.

Neighbourhood help and advice

We can offer help and advice on a range of neighbourhood issues and learning opportunities including:

  • Information about local activities in your local area, such as youth clubs, exercise classes, social activities etc.
  • How to set up community groups to tackle neighbourhood issues.
  • Help to become a volunteer.
  • How to set up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.
  • Finding out about local meetings in your area such as Community Associations and Residents Groups.
  • How to improve your neighbourhood through community clean-up events.
  • Helping community groups to apply for funding to develop community projects.
  • Supporting community events in the neighbourhood.
  • Improve your Maths, English or IT skills through accredited learning courses.
  • Improve your Health and Well-being through a wide range of workshops and activities.
  • Work club's

You can access all this help and advice at one of these centres:


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