Caring for our Physical Community
Improving local open spaces has been an integral part of the re-development of the Camp Hill area. Pride in Camp Hill worked with Building Sustainable Neighbourhoods (now closed) to create a number of facilities.
Whittleford Park Drainage Solution
Barratt Homes, Phase 3 developer, worked in consultation with the Friends of Whittleford Park and the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to devise an effective draining solution for Whittleford Park. The area, which is prone to flooding, benefitted from a new ‘balancing basin’ designed to support drainage of water from heavy rain and the new homes nearby.
Improvements made on the The Dingle with the help of Friends of the Dingle have made it an area for everyone to enjoy, with facilities such as the Measured Mile, a mini football pitch, new trees and benches for resting your weary feet. Now it is a lovely nature area with an added attraction of a skatepark for young people. There is something for everyone to enjoy whether young or old.
One Camp Hill Programme
The ‘One Camp Hill’ initiative provided enhancements to areas adjacent to the newly built housing programme. Enhancements included attractive boundary fencing (residents were given a range of styles to choose from) and an exterior wall painting programme which was offered to both social and private residents..
Quality of Life Phase 3
Whilst the rehousing, demolition and construction process continues a range of initiatives have been implemented to improve the quality of life for people living in and around Phase 3 including monitoring vegetation, managing void properties including the gardens and organising the demolition of void properties.
Of course, as with any area of Nuneaton and Bedworth, Camp Hill has had it’s problems. Despite the proximity of Judkins Household Recycling Centre, the many charity shops in the town centre and the two bulky waste collections available in the area Camp Hill still suffers with fly tipping.
The detrimental affects of flytipping are unfortunately many and so it really blights our communities. As well as increasing the risk of arson it also often results in fewer people wanting to live in the area which in turn leads to a downturn in the economy.
If you spot somebody flytipping or if you have information on somebody who has flytipped you can report it online or call 024 7637 6406.