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West Howe now 6 “Love Where You Walk”

Some of West Howe’s most popular alleyways and pavements are being targeted for a community spring clean as residents launch their “Love Where You Walk” campaign. Working with Bournemouth Borough Council’s street cleansing team, residents have identified the worst offending pavements and alleyways and are to embark on a plan to tackle litter, dog mess and graffiti. Dorset Police and local schools Leaf Academy and Heathlands Primary are joining in the efforts to remove rubbish and bring brighter, more welcoming atmospheres to the spaces, encouraging local residents to report future issues to the Council so they can be cleared up quickly. The Council’s Design and Heritage will also be there to inspire and delight with a consultation on fresh ideas for further regeneration of the alleys and West Howe Community Enterprises and Sainsbury’s will be on hand offering refreshments to passers-by.

The West Howe Action Group is a meeting for people who live, volunteer or work to create positive change in West Howe .It’s a great chance to share what they’re doing and work more closely together. The meetings are chaired by Martha Searle who is the Council’s Community Worker for West Howe, email k. Meetings are open to all. Dates for 2015 are 23rd June 10am to 12pm at the Henry Brown Youth Centre, 10th September 10am to 12pm at Butcher’s Coppice, 3rd November 10am to 12pm at the Henry Brown Youth Centre.

The North Bournemouth Area Forum is a public meeting where residents can meet their local councillors, hear reports on what’s happening in the area and raise community issues of concern publicly. Meetings are held at the Kinson Community Centre 10am to 12pm. The Chair is Mike Goodhew, who also consults and reports on issues of concern. His email address is , dates for 2015 are 4th July, 19th September and 21st November.

Martha Searle, West Howe’s Neighbourhood Development Officer, said: “This is a really simple but effective way of tackling anti-social behaviour and will give a real sense of ownership to those living near to the affected walkways. “By working together as a community and in partnership with the Council, we can ensure that our pavements and streets stay clean and safe for the benefit of everyone in the community.” Those areas to enjoy a community clean include

Heathlands Walk, Common Lane (27th May), Bluebird Walk (2nd June), Taylor Walk (10th June), Youth Walk 16th June) and Spitfire Walk (17th June). Currently unnamed walkways between Coleman Road and Springwater Road (9th June) and Duck Lane and Poole Lane (8th June) will also see events which will include a consultation to give them a name. Each event will be held from 3-5pm.

West Howe Community Enterprises

West Howe Community Enterprises, your local charity.

We produce this newsletter and run the Inspiring Change shop in Cunningham Crescent. We attend the West Howe Regeneration Partnership Board and take a community lead in the priority of the theme Place. We contribute to the regeneration of West Howe by the projects and activities that we deliver locally, in fact one of our Charity Objects is Urban or Rural Regeneration as follows: The promotion for the benefit of the public of urban or rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation.

We want to help make West Howe a lively place for people to live and work, somewhere clean and safe that the community can feel proud of.

West Howe Community Enterprises make sure that rather than a top down approach of just informing you of our projects, activities and goals we work with local residents at every level. The charity is resident led, we have local resident Trustees on the board, and we make sure what we do as a charity comes from local ideas to ensure it is what we, the community of West Howe, have identified to meet our own needs and interests. Many of our activities help socially, where you can make new friends, to help people feeling isolated or excluded and bring interesting and fun activities to West Howe. We believe if you've got a stake in West Howe you're a stakeholder. All the projects and activities we provide are run together or by local volunteers. Read on to find out about just some of the things we are doing here at present.

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