Estate clean-up in Mirfield

Photograph of Kirklees Council Homes and Neighbourhood workers stood by van

A big spring clean has been carried out at a housing estate in Mirfield resulting in six skips being filled with rubbish.

Housing officers, waste and recycling advisors, and community environmental safety officers took to residents’ doorsteps in Northway, Northway Crescent, Southway and Northway Gardens to talk about waste disposal and encourage residents to help them clean up the estate.

The move came as part of a crackdown on flytipping in the area.

The action day provided an opportunity for council staff to listen to tenants about issues they were experiencing in the area. These included anti-social behaviour and illegally dumped waste. Council staff advised them how to report their concerns.

It also gave the Tenant Involvement Team chance to discuss their work and gauge interest in setting up a Tenant Resident Association (TRA) for tenants who all have the same goal of improving the area in which they live and building community spirit.

What is a Tenant Resident Association?

TRAs campaign for better services and improvements to the environment and homes. They also organise activities to help bring everyone together. The Tenant Involvement team work closely with them to help deliver services and monitor their progress.

Another idea was to launch a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the area. This would aim to help tenants feel safer in their homes and in the community.

The tenants were very thankful for the clean-up action day. One tenant said:

“A huge thank you, it is brilliant what you are doing.”

Another tenant also said:

“This is brilliant for all services to be on the estate.”

Photo taken on the day of the estate clean-up showing people smiling