Monday, 24 September 2012

Pride in Place - Tackling Incivilities

Issues such as vandalism, graffiti, litter, broken glass, cat and dog mess, dumped cars and uneven pavements can have a major impact upon well-being and quality of life. 

These incivilities can impact upon the extent to which people can appreciate and enjoy their local environment and take part in activities within this environment. They can influence how people perceive their local area and their feelings of safety within their community. They can affect people's connection and attachment to the places where they live.

Our Pride in Place - Tackling Incivilities project showcases eight local examples of where communities have taken action to address these problems within their area, and brought about positive change for citizens. 

Research by the Carnegie UK Trust highlights the tremendous success that these community-led projects have had and calls for more to be made available to enable more communities to address the environmental problems affecting their neighbourhood.  This policy report makes recommendations to local government, environmental charities and funders.

The eight case studies featured in the research include Bredhurst Woodland Action Group:

Civic Pride (Lancashire)
Clean Glasgow (Glasgow)
Llwynhendy Growing Spaces (Llanelli)
Redruth Brewery Leats (Cornwall)
Springhill Garden of Reflection (Belfast)
Tipton Litter Watch (West Midlands)
Urban Eye (London)

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