Resident Estate Improvement Fund - tell us what changes you’d like to see on your estates
Council residents are being encouraged to share their ideas for how to improve outdoor spaces on their estates, as part of an annual resident-led investment fund.
The Residents’ Estate Improvement Fund helps residents work with the Council to choose and deliver the changes they want to see on their estate. Residents are invited to share their ideas and suggestions, which will then be worked up into deliverable proposals, to be put in place by the Council in collaboration with local residents over the next year.
The funding can be spent on one-off, physical changes to improve outdoor and communal spaces on estates, whether that’s enhancing what’s already in place or creating brand new facilities. Previous examples of improvements the funding has been used for include: play equipment, seating, planting and landscaping, community gardens, security improvements, signage, redecorating communal areas or community halls, and waste and recycling facilities.
It cannot be used for ongoing services or maintenance such as improved cleaning or gardening service, for CCTV, or for events and activities.
Anyone who lives on a Hackney Council estate can have their say, whether they’re a tenant, leaseholder, shared owner, freeholder or private renter.
As a long-term estate resident myself, I know that people living on our estates are best-placed to tell us how they can be improved - whether that’s through creating new facilities to boost community cohesion or enhancing existing outdoor spaces.
We’ll shortly be holding walkabouts on Hackney’s estates, and we’d strongly encourage everyone to come along and champion your ideas, and help us work with you to deliver the improvements that you want to see.
Have your say
You can share your ideas by visiting consultation.hackney.gov.uk and selecting the Residents’ Estate Improvement Fund 2021 survey, or you can pick up paper forms from libraries across the borough and Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, E8 1EA.