Great Estates Programme - Call for Ideas

Closed 1 Jul 2019

Opened 20 May 2019




Will you work with us to make all our estates Great Estates?

The council is excited to launch its Great Estates programme – a new approach to working with residents to shape improvements and investments to our council estates based on our guarantee to you that every Southwark estate is clean, safe and cared for. We want to work with residents to make improvements that really make our estates even greater places to live.

The Great Estates approach is to make explicit our commitment to ‘expand and enrich’ our estates:

  • Enriching our estates – by working with residents to identify new ways to improve the look, feel and lived experience of our estates, through the development of Estate Improvement Plans.
  • Expanding our estates – working with residents to identify appropriate sites for building new council homes for local people.

The council will run a number of Estate Improvement Plan Pilots on a mix of estates across the borough.

Currently, £970k is available this year and we hope to also identify other external funds.

We want to hear your views – be it general or specific - about what would improve your estate. For a flavour of the kinds of ideas we’re keen to back in our pilot programme, take a look at the Great Estates Guide which contains the kinds of projects we think might enhance estates - from better lighting and painting, to public art and gardening projects, though all kinds of ideas will be considered.

This is a great opportunity to get involved and make a real difference in your community. If you want to put forward an idea, please complete this survey.

Alternatively please post your suggestions to:
Housing Strategy and Business Support
Southwark Council
PO Box 64529

By sending your response you give us permission to analyse and include your response in our results.


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