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Youngsters join SARH for first junior estate walkabout

A team of four youngsters from Blythe Bridge were the first to take strides in a project to give their neighbourhood the once over and offer feedback on where they live.

The children, from Springcroft Primary School, took part in Stafford and Rural Homes’ first junior estate walkabout to offer feedback on things they like about where they live including tidy grass and hedges.

It was also an opportunity to highlight issues of environmental concern such as graffiti, pot holes in the roads, or dog mess.

“We’ve run similar estate walkabouts with our adult customers for many years but we are also keen to get the views of young people to make sure our neighbourhood areas are a great place to live for all ages,” said Katherine Hindmarsh, Neighbourhood Services Officer for SARH.

SARH will use the feedback from the sessions to either action improvements directly or work with the appropriate community partners to help make the local area better.

SARH is planning another junior estate walkabout with children from the Glebelands Troops youth group, in Moss Pit, starting from the Glebelands Community Centre, at 2pm, on August 6.

Further junior estate walkabouts are also being planned in other areas of Stafford Borough throughout the rest of the year.

For more information about the estate walkabouts contact Laura MacPhee, at SARH, on 01785 216616 or email laura.macphee@sarh.co.uk.

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