Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Week's Activities Will Help Improve Lives of Hundreds; Community Regeneration & Sustainable Communities

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Week's Activities Will Help Improve Lives of Hundreds; Community Regeneration & Sustainable Communities

Article excerpt

ACOMMUNITY focused organisation is set to launch a week-long drive to improve the lives of hundreds of villagers.

Community led partnership The Green Corridor has scheduled a Week of Action in five "Green Corridor"

villages across County Durham including Quaking Houses, New Kyo, South Stanley, Craghead and South Moor.

The Week of Action focuses on five themes:

Getting services to undertake targeted work in each village including back yard clearance and environmental improvements.

Getting the community directly involved in working with services to improve their area, building good working relationships with services and encouraging involvement in the local democratic process.

Providing information on services such as who does what, where and why and how communities can access those services.

Preventative work around community safety.

Providing the opportunity for Area Partnerships and Community Buildings/Organisations to promote themselves and their activities.

Among those services already committing to providing activities during the week are: Durham Constabulary, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, Derwentside District Council Environmental Services, waste advisors, dog wardens, Age Concern, Green Corridor Kids Co-op, Green Corridor Midnight Football League, health trainers, stop smoking services, Leisureworks, the Play Rangers, Groundwork, Green Corridor Youth Participation Intervention, Derwentside Homes, various Durham County Council services, the MARC Vehicle and the Derwentside Employment Team. …

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