Thank you to all residents who attended the recent Abbey Orchard Neighbourhood Charter launch.
We hope you enjoyed the prize draw, bouncy castle, face painter, massage therapist and light refreshments. You gave us your views on our services over the past year and we were pleased to find 73 per cent of you felt that security had improved across the estates.
Part of this improvement is down to the Ward Panel funds kindly provided by Westminster Councillor Mitchell. We used this donation to install better communal locks on block A-L Abbey Orchard estate.
The locks helped to address the anti-social behaviour shown by unauthorised visitors gaining access to the blocks and disturbing residents, with one of you commenting:
"We have had a good improvement since the door locks were changed."
Another resident told us "safety of this area has improved in the last year, there used to be a lot of youth hanging around making a nuisance but Peabody got to the bottom of the issue and the area is much safer."
The charter's priorities and action plan were agreed by members of resident focus groups during the past year and will now be monitored monthly, with one focus group member speaking of the need to take "personal and collective responsibility for your community and environment."
There will be Neighbourhood Charter focus group meetings held every three months, and if you're a resident we hope you will come along to give your views and be updated on neighbourhood issues.
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