ABC Waste Management Forum formed with the support of the district council and clean-up operations began including regular litter picks and bin provision, progressed by monthly forum meetings that have continued to date.
ABC quickly became involved in the Town Scape Heritage Scheme enabling a collaborative approach to designing the Dalby Square Gardens. Also a children’s play area, dog walker recreation space, landscaped gardens and essential amenities such as a phone box and extra rubbish bins were co-designed & delivered with ABC.
Regular ‘Wine and Wisdom’ evenings, music festivals, seasonal parties and the continued work of the Waste Management Forum ensure residents and agencies communicate about ground level issues on a monthly basis.
A recent political candidate Hustings event, attracted over 100 local people to share their views about issues and solutions for their home town. At long last Cliftonville had found its voice!