Your estate, your say – new resident-led investment fund for Council homes
An investment fund that puts the views of Council residents at the heart of changes to where they live has launched with a call-out for ideas to improve Hackney’s Council estates.
The Residents’ Estate Improvement Fund will help Council residents deliver the changes they want to see on their estates – whether it’s enhancing what’s already in place or creating brand new facilities. This can include anything from play equipment, seating and planting and landscaping, to growing areas or security improvements.
Residents are being invited to share their suggestions for improvements to their estate and their priorities for investment from the fund. These 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.
As a long-term estate resident myself, I know that the people who live on our estates are the people who know best how they can be improved – whether it’s tackling the issues that need addressing or finding opportunities to create positive change.
That’s why it’s so vital that we use the views, knowledge and creativity of our estate communities to focus our investment, and why I’m encouraging as many residents as possible to share their ideas.
It’s just one of the ways we’re encouraging Council residents to get involved in where they live and work with us as we invest in Council homes in Hackney.