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Local residents invited to have their say on estate improvements

The second round of Barking and Dagenham Council’s ‘Your Estate Your Call’ project is inviting residents of Ibscott, Highview House and John Burns Drive estates to have their say on improvements they’d like to see in their local area.

Each year, £600,000 is spent on estate improvements across the borough, of which £100,000 has been made available by the council for residents to put forward their views on what they’d like to see this time around.

The funding can be used for one-off, physical changes to improve outdoor and communal areas, whether that’s enhancing an existing space or creating new facilities. Residents get to choose anything from the installation of benches and flowerbeds to outdoor gyms, football goal posts and more.

All ideas will be collected through the council’s One Borough Voice online consultation platform and at the following face-to-face engagement events.

Councillor Saima Ashraf, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Leadership and Engagement, said: “I’m so pleased to announce the second round of the Your Estate Your Call project.

“We’re putting residents at the heart of decision making when it comes to improvements to their estates – and we love to see it!

“I encourage local people to take this opportunity to bring their ideas to life for the benefit of the local community.”

The Your Estate Your Call pilot was launched in 2022 on three estates - Harts Lane, Becontree Heath and Park House. Suggestions made by residents included a refurbished basketball court, installation of CCTV cameras, new bench seating and planted shrubs and flowers.

Residents are invited to share their views by Monday 2 October at