Sara's new job to improve town's housing estates

A NEW neighbourhood manager has been appointed to spend the £3.7million allocated to improve Weston's housing estates

A NEW neighbourhood manager has been appointed to spend the £3.7million allocated to improve Weston's housing estates.Sara Brown has been in the post for a couple of weeks and is already putting together plans to tidy up the environment.South ward was given the cash by the Government in April but the previous neighbourhood manager, Catherine Williams, stepped down three months after being appointed and the plans were put on hold.Sara is now looking forward to working with residents to decide how best to spend the money.She said: "I'm really excited, Weston is a great place to work. I'm particularly pleased there are so many local people who want to be involved."Overall the project aims to deliver a range of improvements in the neighbourhood and most importantly a new way of working with local residents and taking on board their views and opinions."Sara is part of a partnership board, which is chaired by Paul Phillips from Weston College and made up of 13 local residents and representatives from agencies and the voluntary sector.Residents living on the Bournville, Oldmixon, Coronation and Potteries estates have highlighted a number of ways they would like to see their neighbourhoods improved including street cleaning, neighbourhood wardens and better public transport.Work is due to start on some of these improvements in the next couple of weeks and the whole project will take three years.


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