A call to action
Published by Riverside for Riverside in Environment and also in Communities
Breckfield tidy up
A Breckfield community has undergone a much-needed clean up following a call to action by Riverside and other partners.
Riverside joined forces with other agencies, including Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police, students from North Liverpool Academy, Liverpool Ambassadors and Breckfield and North Everton Neighbourhood Council during a two-day initiative in the area.
On the first day, the partners knocked on the doors of more than 1,000 properties, speaking to residents about their views on the neighbourhood.
Riverside’s Your Place team also held a dog fouling awareness session in the park where they ‘flagged’ the dog muck in the park. They stopped when they reached 400 flags, showing the severity of the issue in this area, before the team removed the mess, picked litter from the park, neatened the edges of pathways and painted the railings.
During the second day, partners litter picked the streets and fly tipping was identified and removed.
Sophie Brown, Community Engagement Officer at Riverside, said: “The two days of action really helped to make a difference to the neighbourhood. The streets were cleaner and the park has undergone a much-needed spruce up.
“Through speaking to residents we have identified what matters to people living in the area and will use this information to channel our efforts into delivering services that really matter to the community.”