Street Reps

Who we are & what we do?

As 'Street Rep' volunteers, we are passionate about our community. We provide an important local link with Housing, and help to improve communication and the quality of the services that we receive. 

What's more, by getting involved with our neighbourhood, not only do we get to enjoy meeting other people, but we get to gain new skills and knowledge, for free! 

If you've not done anything like this before, don't worry - when becoming a 'Street Rep', you will receive all the training that you need to help you in your role. There is also monthly meetings and individual support available if needed, so you're certainly not on your own. 

Here are just some of the many things that we have been involved with:

  • Organised an event for local children to be able to 'play-out' safely in their street,

  • Helped Neighbourhood Wardens litter-pick to clean up different areas,

  • Reported local issues affecting our streets,

  • Advised local residents on where they are able to obtain help, 

  • Carried out Housing surveys with local tenants to find out their views on subjects such as rent increased and future planned maintenance, 

  • Supported the work of other local groups by attending community events and liaising with them.

Street Reps must be over 18, other than this there is no barrier to residents getting involved.

 

Whose currently involved?

  • 19 Reps in Penhill

  • 5 Reps in West Swindon 

  • 3 Reps in the Railway Village

So currently we have good involvement of 27 Street Reps in total; in the groups we have 17 female and 10 male reps, ranging from the ages of 32 to 74. 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"I became a Street Rep so that I could be a part of something where we all have the same common goal."

Want to know more?

If you would like to know more information on becoming a Street Rep, please contact Nick Brock on 07881281845 or by email on: nbrock@swindon.gov.uk 

Listen: Penhill Street Rep Di Pithers keeps us up to date with what the team have been doing (Feb 2017)

Call Us: 01793 445503   /   Email: getinvolved@swindon.gov.uk   /  Write: Swindon Borough Council, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH

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