Enterprising resident Karen from the Woodcut Estate, Kent - responded to an increase in litter and dog fouling on the estate by holding a poster making competition for the local children with Love2shop voucher prizes donated by Hyde.
The competition generated some wonderfully colourful poster entries and lots of awareness about the issue which had... become a real problem on the estate. The winning poster was produced by budding artist Demi.
Demi explained: I drew the posters as I hate seeing litter all over the path and roads where I live because it looks messy. People should pick up their dog mess because it smells disgusting and I’m fed up with standing in it when I go to the park and walk to school. I also entered because I like drawing and wanted to win the vouchers.
Well done Demi and Karen for positive contribution to keeping their neighbourhood that bit brighter and hopefully cleaner!
Well done to both Karen and Demi! Let’s hope that those posters go up and the situation improves.
Perhaps someone from Hyde could add on here how other residents could get help to improve their environments?
Thank you for your comments. It is good to see residents coming up with bright ideas to improve their area!
Residents can also apply for crowd funding for community projects through SpaceHive.
If residents wish to setup a community group or Tenants & Resident Association or group; they should contact Resident engagement or post here on the OAK
Many years ago Hyde plus now Hyde foundation gave a local primary schoolchildren some throw away cameras & asked them to photograph what they liked & what they did not. Working with a teacher they also outlined what they like to see in the village as they grow up. They also came to a parish council meeting. Explaining what they had done plus why they liked or did not like using the photos.
Over the years this has helped to improve the village community.
Thank you for this. What a great example of a simple yet fantastic and effective idea!
Thanks, Natasha, I just wonder how residents would get to know about such things...
Good point Stella - there is information about the Resident Engagement Service on Hyde's website but residents may not be aware of this.
As a result of HRE's inspection of resident communications Hyde is now producing a twice yearly resident digital bulletin which is being sent to all residents who have specified email contact as a preference.
The Resident Engagement Team also produce twice yearly bulletin that is sent by email and post. Both these bulletins have links to information on the website - feedback on both is welcome
Well done Karen and Demi