Is there an area that you would like to be
improved? Are you interested in volunteering? Let
us know by using our online form at ongo.co.uk,
or by messaging us on Facebook and Twitter
Last year we asked you to help set our new
objectives for the next four years, and
your ideas and views have helped shape
Overwhelmingly, you told us the area you live, and not just
your home, is important to you. You want clean, tidy and safe
spaces outside your front door.
We have already started to make this happen by setting up
a brand new Neighbourhood Services team. This team has
brought together the skills and experience of caretakers,
cleaners, managers and trades-people into one team
dedicated to investing in your environments.
Developing local partnerships is key in achieving
this. Recently, Selby Court in Scunthorpe saw archways
repainted, leaves cleared from paths and pathways edged
back to their original width. This work was carried out in
partnership with the Probation Service, and has helped
the area to look fresh and welcoming whilst importantly
engaging with the local community.
A project of painting archways and clearing courtyards of
leaves and weeds was completed in New Westcliff.
Overall, nine archways and 11 courtyards were worked on by
students and supervisors from the Princes Trust.
Once the work was completed, two students were
provided with the opportunity of two weeks
work placement with the team, and an awards
evening was also held to celebrate the fantastic work done
by everyone involved.
The team also provide work placements for a number of
volunteers through our Employment Support team.
This helps to provide people with work, improves their
confidence and self-esteem, and gives them a number of
skills in helping out in the community.
Six volunteers have been provided with
full-time employment as a result of the partnership.
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