Phoenix Community Estate

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Being involved in the community

By Paul Tilley, Estates Officer

"I have worked on the estate for seven years since it was redeveloped from the old brewery. The estate has 127 properties, 1 to 4 bedroom houses/flats. We also have 4 disabled units, we were able to design some of these units specifically for the resident's needs. I work for CDHA and the Hyde Housing Group. My role includes several things. I am in charge of maintenance and cleaning as well as being a contact point for the tenants who live on the estate. I also sit on the management group of the community centre, and attend residents' meetings. We had a major problem with refuse on the estate. We solved this problem, by getting wheelie bins on the estate. We have a play park; the residents decided on the play equipment they would like. Tenants also have a big input into how the community centre was set up and run. We are involved in the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund.

I like living here. There's a lot for my young children - Sure Start, and after school activities at the Phoenix Community Centre. I help to get events up and running. We had a barbeque for residents at the weekend. Also, just off the estate there are a lot of activities, not just for our children, but for us too

From the 'Lesser Heard Voices' project, 2003
Interviewed August 2003
This page was added on 22/03/2006.

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