Week of Action to support Operation CAN-do

A Week of Action will begin on Monday 9 November 2015 in the Operation CAN-do area of Peterborough, which encompasses Millfield and New England.

The week is part of the commitment from the council, Police and Safer Peterborough Partnership to continue to improve the area as a place to live, work and visit. 

Activity planned over the course of the week ranges from street clean-ups to advice sessions for local residents. Topics of discussion will include housing advice, energy efficiency, travel options and fire safety.

A full timetable of activities is available to download below.

Councillor Nigel North, cabinet member for communities at Peterborough City Council, said: "Aside from the important physical clean-up of the area, an vital part of the week will be talking to residents to understand in greater detail what's happening in the area and where they might need support.

"The team will also be providing people with advice and guidance to help them with a range of issues they may have. It will be a very positive experience and I would encourage everyone in the area to get involved." 

The week brings together many key Peterborough agencies including the Police, Fire Service, housing teams, health improvement team, Citizens' Advice and Peterborough Council for Voluntary Services.

Activity throughout the week includes:

  • Free 'bulky waste' collection Monday 9 November from 8am to 4pm.
  • Street cleaning: removal of fly-tipping, graffiti and refuse
  • Community litter picking, departing from Gladstone Community Centre daily at 10.00am.
  • Advice sessions on a range of matters including debt (Wednesday only), home security, home fire safety, housing advice, energy efficiency, setting up Neighbourhood Watch Schemes and information about public transport in Peterborough.
  • Officers will pay house calls to residents to discuss their views.
  • Street briefings on Monday 9th and Friday 13th for residents to hear from Police, Fire Service and city council officers and raise any concerns.
  • Health advice and free sporting activities for children and young people. 

The event has been welcomed and supported by numerous community groups in the area, including the Gladstone Park Community Centre, the Iqbal Centre, Gladstone Street Mosque, English Street Mosque, PARCA and local councillors.

Graeme Clark, tasking manager for the Safer Peterborough Partnership said: "This Week of Action will be a great opportunity for residents and local agencies to help shape services for this area in the future and give people useful information on a wide variety of topics."


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