Pride in Place: Tackling Incivilities – A Policy Summary
Author: Douglas White
Local environmental problems – or incivilities – can have a serious and long-lasting impact on wellbeing and quality of life for individuals and communities. Issues such as vandalism, graffiti, litter, dog mess and discarded rubbish really matter to people and have a disproportionate impact on those living in the UK’s least affluent communities.
Our report highlights the benefits offered by a community-led approach to tackling these problems – and calls for more support to made available to communities, to help them address the enviornmental problems affecting their neighbourhood.
This policy report is informed by eight case studies of community projects from across the UK. Individual reports for each of these case studies can also be downloaded from our website:
- Springhill Garden of Reflection, Belfast
- Bredhurst Woodland Action Group, Kent
- Civic Pride, Lancashire
- Tipton Litter Watch, Sandwell
- Urban Eye, London
- Llwynhendy Growing Spaces project, Llanelli
- Redruth Brewery Leats project, Cornwall
- Clean Glasgow, Glasgow
Two more detailed research papers can also be downloaded: