Care for our Open Spaces
Improving the local open spaces has been an integral part of the redevelopment of the Camp Hill area. Pride in Camp Hill worked in partnership with Building Sustainable Neighbourhoods (now closed) to create a number of facilities, some of them are listed below:
- Whittleford Park Heritage Trail
- New footpath in Whittleford Park
- Tree planting on the Dingle
Barratt Homes, developer for Phase 3, 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 Dingle have made it an area for everyone to enjoy, with facilities such as the Measured Mile, the mini football pitch, trees and new benches.
One Camp Hill Programme
The ‘One Camp Hill’ initiative provided enhancements to areas that are situated adjacent to the newly built housing. Initiatives included attractive boundary fencing and an exterior wall painting programme.
Quality of Life Phase 3
As the rehousing, demolition and construction continues, a range of initiatives have been implemented aimed at improving the quality of life for people living in and around the areas concerned, including the following:
- Vegetation Management – vegetation is monitored as part of the Phase 3 inspections.
- Managing Void Properties – regular checks of void properties are conducted by Pride in Camp Hill staff and the contractors. We aim to get any breaches dealt with within 24 hours. If you spot a void property which requires re-screening please let the Pride in Camp Hill team know on 024 7639 9093.
- Void Properties Garden Management – the gardens of void properties are monitored as part of the Phase 3 inspections.
- Demolitions –when every property in a block of housing marked for demolition becomes unoccupied we aim to demolish within 12 weeks, depending upon how quickly the utility companies can disconnect supplies.
Of course, as with any area of Nuneaton and Bedworth, Camp Hill has it’s problems with flytipping. Despite the proximity of Judkins Household Recycling Centre, the many charity shops in the town centre and the Bulky Waste collection provided by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council we still get large amounts of dumping in the area.
The detrimental effects of fly tipping are unfortunately many and so it really blights our communities. As well as increasing the risk of arson, it often results in fewer people wanting to live in an area which will in turn produce a downturn in the local economy.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council have an Enviro Enforcement Team that removes and investigates fly tipping and littering. If you spot any issues report them online by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 024 7637 6406.
If you are ever tempted to just dump your rubbish remember the penalties for fly tipping are severe. According to Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act of 1990, anyone caught fly tipping faces a fine of up to £50,000 and/or imprisonment. Just dropping something on the street can make you regret your actions too as littering, according to Section 87/88 of the Environmental Protection Act of 1990, can carry a fixed penalty notice of £75 or if you are prosecuted a fine of up to £2,500.
For information on rubbish or recycling call the Rubbish and Recycling Hotline on 024 7637 6170 or visit our Waste Matters tab on this site.