A North East housing provider is investing £240,000 on environmental improvements to a Stockton estate and tackle anti-social behaviour.
Thirteen says the investment will help to make the Portrack estate a better place to live for its residents. People living in around 100 homes managed by the organisation, but also privately owned and rented properties in the area, are set to benefit from the improvements.
The funding from Thirteen’s environmental improvement budget will be used to carry out a range of work including adopting a number of communal plots to improve them for the community; installing new bollards, barriers and landscaping to prevent nuisance vehicles; planting to include new trees; and constructing new boundary walls.
Thirteen is working with several partners on the project, including Groundwork North East and Cumbria, and contractor Brambledown,
“We’ve been working on a number of projects to improve the Portrack estate over a number of years and this new work will help to further improve the area and make it an even better place to live,” said Chris Smith, executive director of service delivery and development at Thirteen.
“Previously, we worked to develop the area around the shopping parade to make it a more attractive and usable space for local people. This new project will help to deliver a wide range of benefits for the local community, including providing an improved environment for residents while building structures and groundwork to help reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour and crime in the area.”