More than 1,000 residents have attended neighbourhood meetings in Plymouth since they were launched in summer 2010.
These meetings are a chance for residents to discuss issues in their areas with ward councillors, police officers and council staff. They are held every three months in each of Plymouth’s 43 neighbourhoods.
There have been successes where concerns have been raised and dealt with. People living in Honicknowle raised fears over drugs litter. The area is now patrolled weekly by the neighbourhood warden and shrubberies are being cut back and cleaned up.
In Turnchapel and Hooe a new security marking system has dramatically reduced thefts from boats. Residents in Whitleigh have raised concerns about young people being disengaged. Pupils from Sir John Hunt Community College said they wanted more sporting activities, now the council’s sports development unit and the Youth Service will be piloting a street games project.
Find out more about the neighbourhood meetings on Plymouth’s Your Neighbourhood pages.