RESIDENTS in a Doncaster suburb are enjoying a fresh start to the New Year thanks to a clean-up campaign.
People living in Cantley have been given a newly refurbished community hall, and cleaner and safer streets, courtesy of work carried out by local partners in a scheme known as Neighbourhood Alliance.
Doncaster Council, St Leger Homes, health, police and fire services have worked together for the project which focuses on different areas of Doncaster to make a difference.
Neighbourhood Alliance has provided daily police cycle patrols, home fire safety checks, checks on underage alcohol sales and removing alcohol from street drinkers, youth activities at Cantley pavilion, ‘have your say’ events, litter picking sessions and offering shed and window alarms to vulnerable older people.
The key part of the scheme saw the Ewood Drive Communal Hall completely redecorated, with St Leger Homes providing paint, brand new blinds and new signs.
Coun Paul Coddington formally reopened the hall at a celebration event attended by local residents.
Deputy Mayor of Doncaster Cynthia Ransome said: “It is excellent to see residents getting involved and helping to tackle issues.
“I want to encourage everyone to respect their neighbourhoods and help make them fantastic places to live.”
To stage events in the hall call 01302 734 192.