Estate is targeted for major clean-up

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A MAJOR clean-up is planned for a Doncaster estate as part of an ongoing project in the borough.

The Neighbourhood Alliance scheme is moving into Denaby for a three-week intensive clear up in the former pit village.

Organisers say it will help create a cleaner, safer and more attractive neighbourhood.

St Leger Homes, the organisation that manages homes for Doncaster Council, is funding skip and clean up days in the Manor Court area on Monday May 16 and at Lincoln Close on Thursday May 19.

The scheme is being run by the borough’s safer neighbourhood police teams along with staff from Doncaster Council, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, St Leger Homes and other partners.

They will be trying to deal with local issues and concerns raised by residents in the area.

As well as the clear-up, St Leger Homes is joining forces with South Yorkshire Fire Service to carry out a series of joint tenancy visits and fire safety checks between now and May 18.

The area will also be spruced up as St Leger Homes teams up with Doncaster’s Community Arts team and local youngsters to brighten up six garages on Harlington Court with street art designs.

Also in line for a facelift is the Harrogate Drive Communal Hall where convicted offenders on probation will repair walls and decorate the kitchen and toilets.

Community safety takes priority from May 9 until May 13 and May 16 May 20, from 9am until 5pm, when housing staff join police in a mobile police unit on Woodlands Way.

St Leger Homes neighbourhood manager, Dave Wilkinson said: “Knowing Denaby as I do, I’m sure the community will come together and support Neighbourhood Alliance.

“It’s a great opportunity to tackle the areas of concern in the community and work together to improve the area.”

Inspector Wayne Goodwin, Neighbourhood Alliance manager and co-ordinator, is also backing the scheme.

He said: “Neighbourhood Alliance has a great track record in improving the quality of life for Doncaster people and I welcome St Leger Homes’ continued involvement.

He added: “Working together in partnership, we are able to provide for the community and deal with any issues and problems they tell us are of concern to them in their areas.”