Residents of the Ninefields estate in Waltham Abbey are invited to have their say on a number of issues as part of the Safer Streets project.
Safer Streets is a 2-year project that aims to improve the environment, safety and health and wellbeing of residents living on the Ninefields estate. It is funded by money from the Government’s Safer Streets funding and Epping Forest District Council.
Have your say
Public consultations start on Monday 5 December and will be open until Sunday 18 December (unless stated otherwise). Ninefields residents will get the chance to give their feedback about the different elements of the project in person or online.
The 4 consultations are on:
- Playground and multi-use games area (closes Friday 9 December)
- Wayfinder signs
- Welcome signs
- Improvements to reduce anti-social behaviour
Attend a consultation in person
- Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre, Hillhouse, EN9 3EL
- Wednesday 7 December, 6pm to 8pm
All Ninefields residents are welcome.
Give feedback online
Residents can also have their say online via the Ninefields Estate Safer Street webpage.
Safer for everyone
Cllr Holly Whitbread, Cabinet Member for Housing and Community and Chair of the Epping Forest Community Safety Partnership said:
The Safer Streets project is a really exciting opportunity for us to make a difference in Ninefields, Waltham Abbey. We want to hear from local residents who can help us shape the project and work towards making the streets of Ninefields safer for everyone.
We are delivering
Parts of the project are already underway:
- Youth activities
An additional youth club on Thursday evenings started in September 2022. A youth bus is being commissioned from March 2023 during the school holidays for the local children. Theatre productions will be happening in local schools to deliver workshops on current community safety issues and emerging trends.
- Community Safety, Health and Wellbeing
‘Stay Safe and Well this winter’, held in November, was a multi-agency event for Ninefields residents to get advice and support on health and personal safety. Crimestoppers Zones were launched on the estate in October 2022, to encourage residents to report crime anonymously. A number of Community Safety Action Days have taken place and will continue to for the duration of the project.
- The environment
Waste clear-up days, will be held on 4 Saturdays across December and January to reduce fly-tipping in the area. Households will be able to dispose of small electric items, textiles, furniture and white goods for free (proof of address will be required). Some of the bin stores will have improvements made to them to help prevent fly-tipping, reduce the risk of arson and to improve the appearance of the estate.
There will be an increase of CCTV across the estate in hot-spot locations as well as on the new play area.
Become a champion
Residents can have more involvement by becoming a Court/Road Champion and represent their street when decisions are being made about the project.
To find out more, contact the Safer Streets team
- Email email@example.com (stating your road name.)
- Call 01992 564197
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