Estate walkabout

Featherstone Estate Walk - members of agencies and authorities walking around Featherstone so residents can come out and complain to them about things they don't like. Organised by John Jackson Featherstone town councillor.'Pictured: Cllr John Jackson.
Featherstone Estate Walk - members of agencies and authorities walking around Featherstone so residents can come out and complain to them about things they don't like. Organised by John Jackson Featherstone town councillor.'Pictured: Cllr John Jackson.
0
Have your say

FEATHERSTONE residents were hot on the heels of town councillors and local officials who took to the streets to chat about the town’s problem areas.

Representatives from organisations including Wakefield and District Housing, Wakefield Council and Normanton and Featherstone neighbourhood policing team, walked a mile-route around Featherstone, while looking out for damage in the community.

Town councillor John Jackson, who organised the estate walk, said: “It was very successful and quite a few people came out to chat to us about their concerns.

“We want to show people that we are out there, we are here to help and have an interest in what is going on in the area. This builds confidence for everyone in the community.”

Mr Jackson said problems discussed on the walk – which went from Harley Street around the Huntwick estate – included pot holes and dog fouling in the area, which have now been reported.

He added: “We are going to try and do one every year which will also let us see the improvements we’ve tried to make from the last time.”