You said it, so we did it!

We continually listen to feedback from our tenants and so after it was highlighted Saltcotes Place in Lytham needed our attention, we decided to hold a Community Clean-Up Day as part of our You said, We did commitment.

The day was a great success, with some tenants and members of our Continuous Improvement Team attending, as part of our 'volunteer day.'

Tenants had informed us that there were weeds overgrowing onto paths, the grass needed cutting and areas behind some parts of the housing blocks were looking untidy.

So the teams trimmed down overgrown shrubbery, pulled out weeds and replanted some new plants. They also removed bulky waste and there were some young litter pickers helping out as they followed an Easter trail.

Rob Knowles, Estate Caretaker Team Leader, said: “Following some feedback from local tenants and residents, we wanted to do a community clean-up because some areas were looking a bit tired. This all fits in with our You said, We did work, as we value people's feedback.

“In particular, we looked at the community centre garden at the rear where our Progress Housing Group’s Continuous Improvement Team have been doing a grand job of cutting back and planting up for the summer.

“We have got some skips for people to get rid of their bulky waste. The community highlighted a couple of spots which were looking tired so we revamped those areas too, with some plants.”

Diane was one of the residents who had raised concerns about the area and she was more than happy to help out. She said: “I think it is great the teams at Progress have come out as it is very much needed. There were weeds on the path and grass everywhere so it was very slippy when wet. The gardeners have sorted that now and it is looking better.

“It has been really good to see the work being done and everyone coming together to help, especially the children.”

Community clean-up days are based on tenant feedback, as part of our You said, We did work, and provide an opportunity to help make their areas better places to live. The events also offer colleagues and tenants a chance to meet and feel a part of the community.

Anybody can volunteer at these events, from tenants to our own colleagues.

Tenants are sent leaflets through the door, encouraging them to bring out any rubbish they have that perhaps they cannot get to a skip or the tip themselves to dispose of. They are also invited to join us for lunch and chat with us about any issues they may have. Involved tenants are also welcome to help out.

To get involved in our future community clean-up days or to let us know if you would like us to clean up your area, please call us on 0333 320 4555 or email