Shiregreen residents will be asked for their views on what’s marvellous and what’s missing from their area, as Sanctuary Housing embarks on a specialist consultation.
The leading housing provider is working with arts charity Ignite Imaginations to harness the opinions of what people think about Shiregreen, and what services could potentially improve the area. Staff will also ask how residents find out what is going on locally, from online resources to newsletters.
Where and when?
Researchers from Ignite Imaginations will be outside the shops on Hartley Brook Road and off Bellhouse Road on the mornings of 6 and 14 February, and on the afternoon of 8 February. The first 100 people who take part in the discussion will each receive a £2 voucher to spend at a local sandwich shop or bakery.
The results of the consultation will be used to help shape Sanctuary’s plans for Shiregreen over the coming years, including which community projects are offered support to bring the most value to local people.
“Get to the heart of what local people want”
Melanie King, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “We want to use this back-to-basics approach to get to the heart of what local people want and to use this information to drive forward our neighbourhood planning.
“Our residents are at the core of what we do as an organisation and we want to make sure that we are offering activities and services that will benefit them. I would urge all Shiregreen residents to pay a visit to one of the consultation sessions and help us to shape our plans for the area.”
This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.