A new ‘Whole Place’ partnership has been launched to improve Castle in Northwich and to transform the area.
Cheshire West and Chester Council, Weaver Vale Housing Trust and Northwich Town Council are to join forces to renovate the vicinity around Castle.
The Whole Place partnership explores how the organisations can pool their resources and work with residents to make the Castle area a more attractive place to live and work.
The project initially starts with a clean-up day on September 25 which will see staff from the organisations come together with 10 volunteers to tidy up the neighbourhood. They are supporting the ‘Give and Gain’ volunteer initiative from Roberts Bakery to tackle two areas that locals say need attention.
Local CwaC Winnington and Castle Councillor Paul Dolan said: “This clean-up is just the start of the changes we will see in the Castle area. The co-operation between each of the services will allow local people the chance to change their neighbourhood and come together to improve it.”
Weaver Vale’s environment team Leader Karen Kennedy said: “By joining together with a common purpose and listening to the views of local people we will be able to stop duplication of efforts and really make a difference, especially in those areas of Castle that have for various reasons fallen between the cracks.”
Lindsay Occleston of Roberts Bakery said: “Our community is at the heart of our business, so we’re delighted to be involved in this project and to be helping to make a visible and worthwhile contribution to these neglected areas.”
The areas to be improved include the alleyway from Spencer Street to David Street and Weaver Road. Work will include removal of fly tipping and litter as well as cutting back overgrown greenery and removing weeds.
The project will give local people the opportunity to suggest other improvement schemes across the town, to improve the area further.
Mayor of Northwich, Town Councillor Andy Stott, said: “The aim is to make immediate improvements to grot spots throughout the town which had previously been highlighted by Councillors during ward walks carried out with council staff.
“This will give satisfaction not only to all the people carrying out the work but to local residents that are living in the areas that need some care and attention.”
Leaders of the project will be co-operating with local people to give them the opportunity to give their views on how the town should be improved.
Details of Castle recycling dates and other events