As part of our ongoing commitment to improving tenants’ homes and communities Housing Officer, Audrey Cameron, is launching a clean-up campaign for the communal areas surrounding the flats at Grainger Street in Lochgelly.
On her regular visits to the estate she has become aware of an ongoing issue with refuse and bin storage behind some of the blocks and is taking the initiative to tackle the problem head on.
Audrey intends arranging for two large skips to be installed at the rear of the block and will be encouraging residents to deposit any excess rubbish they have in these. She is also hoping to involve both tenants and Fife Housing Group colleagues in a community effort to remove all of the rubbish currently littering the communal areas.
Audrey explains, ‘I want to get ‘back to basics’ and really hope that providing these skips will generate a sense of community responsibility to clear up the bin areas behind these flats and then keep them that way’.
‘Once this has been done I will be distributing a bin collection calendar to all tenants so they know exactly when their bins need to be put out for collection in future’
‘Longer-term I am also hoping to arrange for the small individual bins to be replaced by large communal bins, which I believe will better suit the needs of tenants in this estate but, in the meantime, clearing these areas will free up some space and make the area both nicer and safer for children to play in’.
Any tenant who does not currently have a bin should call Fife Council free of charge on 03451 55 00 22 to arrange delivery of a replacement.
The skips are due to arrive towards the end of January 2016 and any residents who would like to take part in the community clear up should contact Audrey at our offices on 01383 606162.