We have helped to set up several residents’ groups set up around the city with members working together in response to certain issues that unite them. Resident groups already operate in areas such as Gaunt Street, Jarvis House, Hermit Street and Shuttleworth House.
We have had many great successes of residents working together to resolve or improve concerns in their areas. For example, resident groups in Gaunt Street and at Shuttleworth House have established their own communal gardens. Other groups have been set up to resolve parking issues and anti-social behaviour problems.
Residents’ groups don’t even have to be about resolving problems, maybe you just want to bring people in your area together for socialising and community events, or coffee mornings or craft meetings - the list is endless with what you can set up. We even have some of our sheltered housing schemes that have residents’ groups that meet regularly for bingo!
We also support the Neighbourhood boards who were set up by Voluntary Centre Services (VCS). Neighbourhood boards are active community forums across Lincoln, which are made of residents, local councillors, police, faith groups, school etc who come together to discuss:
- Issues affecting the community and how these can be addressed
- Community projects and events, including planning
- Funding opportunities
- Updates from local organisations and businesses working in the area
They are open to everyone in the community and cover the following areas:
- St Giles
- Moorland and Boultham
- Bracebridge and Manse
- Sincil Bank