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Views Sought on Council's Locality Working Project

By Published July 13, 2020

LOCAL residents are being asked for their views to help transform the way Council services are delivered.

The ‘locality working' model - unveiled earlier his year - aims to improve the way partners work together and deliver services in a way that meets the needs of the local community.

This approach will look to give local people a greater voice and take charge of their own neighbourhood and amenities, while also helping to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and environmental issues.

The move will also see increased emphasis on health and wellbeing through the delivery of children's and adult social care services, with improved links to GP practices and mental health services.

Pilot schemes are now being launched in the town's Newport and North Ormesby wards, with a further roll-out across the town if these prove successful.

Priority areas will range from drugs and anti-social behaviour to environmental issues and housing to give local residents greater involvement in and access to local services.

Staff from across the Council - including community safety, area care, education, adult and children's social care and youth offending - will be based in the communities they serve.

They'll be working alongside partners including Thirteen Group who are jointly funding the Senior Neighbourhood Development Manager post.

Over the next three weeks the Council wants to hear from as many people in the two areas as possible, about their views of their neighbourhoods, and the challenges they face.

The survey will help the Council better understand local issues and priorities, and deliver the sort of joined-up service that makes an area a better place for people to live in.

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston said: "The people who really understand our amazing local communities are those who live and work in them.

"We need to hear their views so we can tailor this pioneering new approach to their needs, and shape the services they want.

"Council staff will become part of the communities they serve, picking up issues and dealing with them quickly and effectively, helping to stamp out crime and anti-social behaviour.

"It's all about giving local people a strong voice, and the power to take control of their own future." 

The Locality Working survey can be completed online:

The survey is also available in Arabic in paper form - for more information contact Senior Neighbourhood Development Manager Adam Parkinson on 01642 727692 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anyone completing the survey is also eligible to enter a prize draw to win £100 in shopping vouchers.

For information on local help and support, visit Help Boro at www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/helpboro or call Middlesbrough Council's support line 01642 729777

The latest advice from Government and Public Health England can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus  


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